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" If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions against it are themselves wrong and should be silenced and swept away. If it is right, we cannot justly object to its nationality — its universality ; if it is wrong, they cannot justly insist... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 211
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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Abraham Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life : Showing the Inner Growth ...

William Osborn Stoddard - Presidents - 1884 - 508 pages
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...away. If it is right, we cannot justly object to its nationality—its universality; if it is wrong, they cannot justly insist upon its extension—its...
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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time

Allen Thorndike Rice - 1886 - 924 pages
...in his Cooper Institute speech, " If slavery is right, all laws and institutions against it are then wrong, and should be silenced and swept away. If it...right, we cannot justly object to its nationality and universality; but if it is wrong, we cannot justly insist upon its extension and enlargement."...
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A Library of American Literature from the Earliest Settlement to the Present ...

Edmund Clarence Stedman - American literature - 1888
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this, on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...ask, they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and our thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends...
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A Library of American Literature...

Stedman, Edmund C. and Hutchinson Ellen M. - 1888 - 600 pages
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this, on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...if it is wrong, they cannot justly insist upon its extension—its enlargement All they ask, we could readily grant, if we thought slavery right; all...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 2

John George Nicolay, John Hay - United States - 1890 - 528 pages
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this on any ground, save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...we ask they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and our thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 2

John George Nicolay, John Hay - United States - 1890 - 526 pages
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this on any ground, save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...we ask they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and our thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends...
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The Song of Kansas and Other Poems

Joel Moody - Kansas - 1890 - 189 pages
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws and constitutions...if we thought slavery right; all we ask they could readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and our thinking it wrong, is the...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 2

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this on any ground, save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...if it is wrong, they cannot justly insist upon its extension—its enlargement. All they ask we could readily grant, if we thought slavery right; all...
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Lincoln, His Life and Time: Being the Life and Public Services of ..., Volume 1

Henry Jarvis Raymond - 1891 - 808 pages
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this on any ground save our convicliou that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...against it are themselves wrong, and should be silenced ami swept away. If it is right, we cannot justly object to its nationality---!!* universality ; if...
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Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1

John Torrey Morse - 1893
...constitutions against it are themselves wrong, and should be silenced and swept away. If it is right, we cannot object to its nationality, its universality; if it...we ask they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right and our thinking it wrong is the precise fact upon which depends...
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