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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, Volume 1

John Torrey Morse - Presidents - 1893 - 410 pages
...return their fugitive slaves with greedy pleasure. We must pull down our free-state Constitutions. ... If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...silenced and swept away. If it is right, we cannot object to its nationality, its universality; if it is wrong, they cannot justly insist upon its extension,...
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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 1

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1894
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this on any gronnd 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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Complete Works, Volume 5

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1894
...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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Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Volume 23

Charles Dudley Warner - Literature - 1896
...mutters through his teeth, " Stand and deliver, or I shall kill you, and then you will be a murderer!" 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's Stories and Speeches: Including "Early Life Stories ...

Abraham Lincoln - 1896 - 477 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...should be silenced and swept away. If it is right, we can not justly object to its naf tionality—its universality, if, it is wrong, they can not justly...
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The Words of Abraham Lincoln, for Use in Schools

Abraham Lincoln - 1898 - 270 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...thought slavery right ; all we ask they could as readily i grant if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it V right and our thinking it wrong is the precise...
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The Old South Leaflets

Edwin Doak Mead - United States - 1899 - 756 pages
...158 18 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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Early Speeches: Springfield Speech, Cooper Union Speech, Inaugural Addresses ...

Abraham Lincoln - 1899 - 196 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...wrong, they cannot justly insist upon its extension — itsenlargement. All they ask we could readily grant, if we thought slavery right ; all we ask they...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Man of the People

Norman Hapgood - Presidents - 1899 - 433 pages
...treatment of all sides of the central controversy, it had such unity that one idea dominated the whole : " All they ask we could readily grant, if we thought...we ask they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong." To support duty was the straight road ; " then let us stand by our duty, fearlessly and...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Man of the People

Norman Hapgood - Presidents - 1899 - 433 pages
...treatment of all sides of the central controversy, it had such unity that one idea dominated the whole: " All they ask we could readily grant, if we thought...we ask they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong." To support duty was the straight road; " then let us stand by our duty, fearlessly and effectively."...
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