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" We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object and confident promise of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented.... "
Great Debates in American History: State rights (1798-1861); slavery (1858-1861) - Page 107
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The Civil Government of the States: And the Constitutional History of the ...

Patrick Cudmore - Constitutional history - 1875 - 276 pages
...formally announced by Seward, in his famous Rochester Speech, Oct. 25, 1858. In 1858, Lincoln said: "In my opinion it will not cease until a crisis shall...passed." A house divided against itself cannot stand ! I believe the government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the...
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The Annals of Kansas

Daniel Webster Wilder - Kansas - 1875 - 692 pages
...until it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South. . . . We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was inaugurated with the avowed object and Confident promise of putting an end to Slavery agitation. Under...
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The new abolitionists, a narrative of a year's work, an account of the ...

British, continental, and general federation for the abolition of government regulation of prostitution - 1876
...following words pronounced by Abraham Lincoln are singularly applicable to our own position : — " We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated by our opponents with the avowed object and confident promise of putting an end to the slavery agitation....
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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Godfrey Leland - United States - 1879 - 260 pages
...whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far on into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with...Under the operation of that policy, that agitation had not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis...
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Abraham Lincoln and the Abolition of Slavery in the United States

Charles Godfrey Leland - United States - 1879 - 274 pages
...whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far on into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with...Under the operation of that policy, that agitation had not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis...
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Discovery and Conquests of the North-west, with the History of Chicago, Part 1

Rufus Blanchard - Chicago (Ill.) - 1881 - 812 pages
...are. and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far in the fifth year, since a policy was initiated with...operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not closed, but ha? constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis has been reached...
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The Vassar Miscellany, Volume 11

Universities and colleges - 1881 - 552 pages
...day. In his opening speech, he said : " The Union cannot permanently endure, half slave and half free. We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy...confident promise of putting an end to slavery agitation. It will not cease, vntil a crisis shall have been reached and passed. " He did not make the Harper's...
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The Bench and Bar of Mississippi

James Daniel Lynch - Judges - 1881 - 572 pages
...President-elect. "'It is my opinion,' says Mr. Lincoln, 'that the slavery agitation will not cense until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this Government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. 1 do not expect the house...
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Discovery and Conquests of the North-west, with the History of Chicago, Part 6

Rufus Blanchard - Chicago - 1881 - 812 pages
...end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not closed, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis has been reached and passed, A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government...
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History of American Politics (non-partisan): Embracing a History of the ...

Walter Raleigh Houghton - Political parties - 1882 - 604 pages
...said : " If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth...object and confident promise of putting an end to the slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy that agitation has not only not ceased, but...
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