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" Government would, in great degree, be restrained by the same Constitution and law from arresting their progress. Their sympathizers pervaded all departments of the Government and nearly all communities of the people. From this material, under cover of... "
The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives ... - Page 298
edited by - 1864
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

James M. McPherson - History - 2003 - 952 pages
...withal a great mercy." This "giant rebellion" reached into the North itself, Lincoln continued, where "under cover of 'liberty of speech,' 'liberty of the press,' and Habeas corpus,' [the rebels] hoped to keep on foot amongst us a most efficient corps of spies, informers, suppliers,...
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The Fate of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln and Civil Liberties

Mark E. Neely Jr. - History - 1992 - 304 pages
...conspiracy aimed at his civil libertarian opponents. The rebels, Lincoln argued, had planned all along "to keep on foot amongst us a most efficient corps of spies, informers, supplyers and aiders and abettors of their cause" under cover of specious cries for liberty of speech,...
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Lincoln, the War President: The Gettysburg Lectures

Gabor S. Boritt - History - 1992 - 272 pages
...the internal threat behind the lines in the North with stern urgency. Rebel sympathizers, he said, "pervaded all departments of the government and nearly all communities of the people. . . . Under cover of 'Liberty of speech,' 'Liberty of the press,' and 'habeas corpus/ they hoped to...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths

Stephen B. Oates - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 240 pages
...arrests. From the outset, Lincoln dealt harshly with "the enemy in the rear" — with what he called "a most efficient corps of spies, informers, suppliers, and aiders and abettors" of the rebellion who took advantage of "Liberty of speech, Liberty of the press and Habeas corpus" to...
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Lincoln on Lincoln

Paul M. Zall - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 216 pages
...Union, Constitution, and law, all together, the government would, in great degree, be restrained by the same Constitution and law, from arresting their...amongst us a most efficient corps of Spies, informers, supplyers, and aiders and abettors of their cause in a thousand ways. They knew that in times such...
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"Rally, Once Again!": Selected Civil War Writings of Alan T. Nolan

Alan T. Nolan - History - 2000 - 308 pages
...facts, Lincoln contended that, at the time that he took office, persons sympathetic to secession had "pervaded all departments of the government, and nearly all communities of the people," and that the South relied on this fact and the ability of these sympathizers to subvert the government...
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Freedom of Expression

James J. Magee - History - 2002 - 328 pages
...Union, constitution, and law, all together, the government would, in great degree, be restrained by the same constitution and law, from arresting their...aiders and abettors of their cause in a thousand ways. . . . Yet, thoroughly imbued with a reverence for the guaranteed rights of individuals, I was slow...
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Healing Richard Nixon: A Doctor's Memoir

John C. Lungren M.D, John C Lungren, Jr. - Biography & Autobiography
...corpus.3 In a speech near the end of the war, Lincoln assessed the influence of "rebel sympathizers." "Under cover of 'Liberty of speech,' 'Liberty of the...and aiders and abettors of their cause in a thousand ways."4 Nine months into Nixon's presidency, antiwar protests were approaching proportions similar...
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Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

Allen C. Guelzo - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 528 pages
...blindness of Democrats like Corning to Vallandigham's cynical appeal to civil liberties as a shield for "a most efficient corps of spies, informers, suppliers,...aiders and abettors of their cause in a thousand ways." Could not Corning see that "Ours is a case of rebellion," that "the Constitution is not, in its application,...
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Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime from the Sedition Act of 1798 to the ...

Geoffrey R. Stone, Professor of Law Geoffrey R Stone - History - 2004 - 730 pages
...secessionist "sympathizers pervaded all departments of the Government" and "hoped to keep on foot among us a most efficient corps of spies, informers, suppliers, and aiders and abettors of their cause." Although he himself revered "the guaranteed rights of individuals," he reluctantly came to the conclusion...
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