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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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Early Speeches: Springfield Speech, Cooper Union Speech, Inaugural Addresses ...

Abraham Lincoln - 1902 - 194 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 6? wrong. Theu' thinking it right and our thinking it wrong is the precise fact upon which depends...
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Orations from Homer to William McKinley, Volume 16

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - Speeches, addresses, etc - 1902
...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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Old South Leaflets

United States - 1902 - 510 pages
...blessing. 158 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 American Idea as Expounded by American Statesmen

United States - 1902 - 311 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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Old South Leaflets

United States - 1902 - 8 pages
...158 19 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...insist upon its extension — its enlargement. All theyask_wecould readily granj^_if we thought slavery right f all /we"ask tHey"c6"ul3" as readily grant,...
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Abraham Lincoln: With Twenty-four Illustrations

William Eleroy Curtis - 1902 - 397 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...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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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 399 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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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 460 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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Masterpieces of Eloquence: Famous Orations of Great World Leaders ..., Volume 16

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - Speeches, addresses, etc - 1905 - 11114 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...upon its extension — its enlargement. All they ask \ve could readily grant, if we thought slavery right; all we ask they could as readily grant, if they...
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The Lincoln and Douglas Debates: In the Senatorial Campaign of 1858 in ...

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1905 - 297 pages
...conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and con- 25 stitutions against it are themselves wrong, and should be silenced...upon its extension — its enlargement. All they ask 30 we could readily grant, if we thought slavery right ; all we ask they could as readily grant, if...
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