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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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Lincoln's Birthday: A Comprehensive View of Lincoln as Given in the Most ...

Robert Haven Schauffler - 1909 - 386 pages
...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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Abraham Lincoln : the People's Leader in the Struggle for National Existence

George Haven Putnam - United States - 1909 - 292 pages
...(37) 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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Abraham Lincoln: The Evolution of His Emancipation Policy, an Address ...

Paul Selby - Slavery - 1909 - 27 pages
...Institute, he put the question of the constitutional rights of slavery in the following logical form : "If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws and constitutions against it are themselves wrong and should be swept away. If it is right, we cannot justly object to its nationality — its universality; if it...
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The Playhouse and the Play, and Other Addresses Concerning the Theatre and ...

Percy MacKaye - Drama - 1909 - 236 pages
...that which Lincoln made to the champions of serfdom in the republic, — • "All they ask we could as readily grant, if we thought slavery right; all we ask they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong." The issue is clear : Is commercial bondage of a nation's art to be considered right or wrong...
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Portrait Life of Lincoln: Life of Abraham Lincoln, the Greatest American

Francis Trevelyan Miller, Edward Bailey Eaton - Presidents - 1910 - 162 pages
...justifiably withhold this on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery' is rignt, 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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Publication of the American Sociological Society, Volumes 4-6

American Sociological Association - Sociology - 1910
...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. All they ask we could readily grant, if we thought slavery right; all we ask they could as readily...
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The American Journal of Sociology, Volume 15

Albion W. Small, Ellsworth Faris, Ernest Watson Burgess, Herbert Blumer, Everett Cherrington Hughes - Electronic journals - 1910
...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. All they ask we could readily grant, if we thought slavery right; all we ask they could as readily...
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Portrait Life of Lincoln: Life of Abraham Lincoln, the Greatest American ...

Francis Trevelyan Miller - Presidents - 1910 - 164 pages
...justifiably withhold this on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is rignt, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions against it...its universality; if it is wrong, they cannot justly ins1st upon its extension — its enlargement. All they ask we could readily grant, if we thought slavery...
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN

abraham lincoln - 1910
...intense convictions is best shown by a brief extract from his Cooper Institute speech in New York : "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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Lincoln and Herndon

Joseph Fort Newton - 1910 - 367 pages
...those fathers gave it, be, not grudgingly, but fully and fairly maintained. . . . All they (the South) ask we could readily grant, if we thought slavery...we ask they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. ... It is exceedingly desirable that all parts of this great Confederacy shall be at peace...
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