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" A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided.... "
The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine - Page 388
edited by - 1887
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Speech of Senator S.A. Douglas, on the Invasion of States: And His Reply to ...

Stephen Arnold Douglas - Slavery - 1860 - 24 pages
...free. I do not expect the house to fall but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become nil one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of...slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of uliinuite extinction;...
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The Life of Stephen A. Douglas

James Washington Sheahan - Legislators - 1860 - 556 pages
...— I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the farther spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 272 pages
...free. I do not expect the House to fall, but I do expect tt will cease tu be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of Slavery will arrest the further spread of H, and place U where Ihe public mind ahull rest In the bel═€═ that It Is...
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Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas ...

Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Arnold Douglas - Campaign literature - 1860 - 348 pages
...half free. I do not expect the to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the furthfer spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in...
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The History, Civil, Political and Military, of the Southern ..., Volume 1

Orville James Victor - United States - 1861 - 560 pages
...June, 1858, before the Springfield Convention, in which he said : " In my opinion the Slavery agitation will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached...other. Either the opponents of Slavery will arrest the further upread of it — place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it u in the...
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The History, Civil, Political and Military, of the Southern ..., Volume 1

Orville James Victor - United States - 1861 - 572 pages
...Springfield Convention, in which he said : " In my opinion the Slavery agitation will not cease nntil a crisis shall have been reached and passed. ' A house...other. Either the opponents of Slavery will arrest the further spread of it — place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it it in...
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American Abolitionism, from 1787 to 1861

Felix Gregory De Fontaine - Antislavery movements - 1861 - 78 pages
...tbe house to fall, but I do expect that It will cease to be divided. It will become all one thisg, or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mi&d s: ai re.81 in the belief, that it Is in the course cf ultimate extinction,...
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The Comprehensive History of the Southern Rebellion and the War ..., Volume 1

Orville James Victor - United States - 1862 - 546 pages
...— I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents of Slavery will arrest the further spread of it — place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in...
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The Sectional Controversy: Or, Passages in the Political History of the ...

William Chauncey Fowler - United States - 1863 - 284 pages
...free. I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents...slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind will rest in the belief that it is in a course of ultimate extinction,...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1864 - 544 pages
...— I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents...its advocates will push it forward, till it shall lo become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South. Have we no...
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