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" Must a Government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence... "
History of the Administration of President Lincoln: Including His Speeches ... - Page 139
by Henry Jarvis Raymond - 1864 - 496 pages
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History of the United States of America, Volume 2

Henry William Elson - United States - 1904 - 911 pages
...can or cannot maintain its territorial integrity against its own domestic foes. ... Must a government be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? " That the President no longer thought of compromise is clear from his statement that " no popular...
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The Hartford Seminary Record, Volume 16

Theology - 1906
...appeal back to bullets ? Or, as he put it again : — " Is there, in all republics, this inherent and fatal weakness ? Must a government, of necessity,...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? " Here his oath and his inclination became identified. Lincoln the President and Lincoln the civilian...
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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln: 1832-1843

Abraham Lincoln - American literature - 1905
...message to Congress he defined it in admirably pointed language: "Must a government be of necessity too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? Is there in all republics this inherent weakness ? " This question he answered in the name of the...
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Abraham Lincoln and the Men of His Time: His Cause, His Character ..., Volume 1

Robert Henry Browne - United States - 1907
...to free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask: "Is there in all republics this inherent and fatal weakness?" "Must a government, of necessity,...resist force employed for its destruction, by force employed for its preservation." * * * Of the situation in Virginia he said: "The people of Virginia...
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The Lincoln Year Book: Axioms and Aphorisms from the Great Emancipator

Abraham Lincoln - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1907 - 102 pages
...devoting any to temper. THIRD \ do not argue — I beseech you to make the argument for yourself. FOURTH Must a government, of necessity, be too strong for...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? APRIL FIFTH Lift artificial weights from all shoulders. SIXTH The purposes of the Lord are perfect...
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Abraham Lincoln: A Biographical Essay

Carl Schurz - 1907 - 134 pages
...message to Congress he defined it in admirably pointed language: "Must a government be of necessity too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? Is there in all republics this inherent weakness ? " This question he answered in the name of the...
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Abraham Lincoln: A Biographical Essay

Carl Schurz - 1907 - 134 pages
...message to Congress he defined it in admirably pointed language: "Must a government be of necessity too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? Is there in all republics this inherent weakness ? " This question he answered in the name of the...
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Abraham Lincoln

Henry Bryan Binns - 1907 - 379 pages
...maintain its integrity against domestic foes. " Must a Government, of necessity, be too strong for the 238 liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? " To the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus he referred in this succinct question : " Are all...
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John Sherman: His Life and Public Services, Volume 1

Winfield Scott Kerr - Politicians - 1908
...power to preserve its own existence, and thus believing, he said to Congress in his first message: — "So viewing the issue, no choice was left but to call...the Government, and so to resist force employed for iti destruction, by force, for its preservation." The report of the Secretary of the Treasury showed...
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Life of Lincoln, Volume 2

Henry Clay Whitney - 1908
...free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask : " Is there, in all republics, this inherent and fatal weakness ? " " Must a government, of necessity,...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" f So viewing the issue, no choice was left but to call out the war power of the Government; and so...
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