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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 Man of the People

Norman Hapgood - Presidents - 1899 - 433 pages
...had such unity that one idea dominated the whok ' " All they ask we could readily grant, if wt *-* f thought slavery right; all 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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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and ..., Volume 2

Ida Minerva Tarbell - 1900
...style in which most of his later public documents were written. " If slavery is right," he said, " all words, acts, laws, and constitutions against 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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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and ..., Volume 2

Ida Minerva Tarbell - Presidents - 1924
...convincing style in which most of his later public documents were written. ''If slavery is right," he said, "all words, acts, laws, and constitutions against...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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Anecdotal Lincoln

Paul Selby - 1900 - 469 pages
...this on any ground, save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, a«jts, laws, and Constitutions against it are themselves...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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Transactions of the McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington ..., Volume 3

McLean County Historical Society (McLean County, Ill.) - Bloomington (Ill.) - 1900
...until Lincoln, in his Cooper Institute speech in New York once more clearly defined the pending issue : "If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...should be silenced and swept away. If it is right, we (the north) cannot justly object to its nationality — its universality; if it is wrong, they, (the...
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The World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science ..., Volume 19

Harry Thurston Peck - Literature - 1901
...through his teeth, " Stand and deliver, or I shall kill you, and then you will be a murderer 1 "... against it are themselves wrong, and should be silenced...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 and the Men of His Time, Volume 2

Robert Henry Browne - United States - 1901
...blessing. "Nor can we justifiably withhold on any ground, save on 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 object to its nationality—its universality. If it is wrong, they can not justly insist upon...
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The World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science ..., Volume 13

Literature - 1901
...through his teeth, " Stand and deliver, or I shall kill you, and then you will be a murderer 1" . . . against it are themselves wrong, and should be silenced...right, we cannot justly object to its nationality— ifes universality; if it is wrong, they cannot justly insist upon its extension — its enlargement....
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Abraham Lincoln

William Eleroy Curtis - Presidents - 1902 - 409 pages
...question how I ought to decide." In his Cooper Union speech may be found his strongest argument. " 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 American Idea as Expounded by American Statesmen

Joseph Benson Gilder - United States - 1902 - 346 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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