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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
edited by - 1913
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Lincoln and Stanton: A Study of the War Administration of 1861 and 1862 ...

William Darrah Kelley - United States - 1885 - 110 pages
...where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do and how to do it. We are far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated...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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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time

Allen Thorndike Rice - United States - 1886 - 924 pages
...since a policy was initiated with the avowed object and confident promise of putting an end to the slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy,..." A house, divided against itself, cannot stand." I believe that this government cannot permanently endure half slave and half free. I do not expect...
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The Great Conspiracy: Its Origin and History

John Alexander Logan - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1886 - 912 pages
...Old Serpent's tail was just drawing out of view ? But has it proved so ? I have asserted that under that policy that agitation 'has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented.' When • When " There was a collateral object i policy, which was to clothe the people of the Territories...
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The Lawyer: The Statesman and the Soldier

George Sewall Boutwell - United States - 1887 - 252 pages
...much : " 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...reached and passed. ' A house divided against itself can not stand.' . I believe this Government can not endure permanently, half slave and half free. I...
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Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political ..., Issue 3

Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore (Md.) - 1887 - 204 pages
...and 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...policy that agitation has not only not ceased, but is constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and...
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Political Science Quarterly, Volume 2

Electronic journals - 1887 - 732 pages
...quoted opening paragraph of Mr. Lincoln's speech before the Republican state convention of Illinois: We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated with this avowed object and confident promise of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation...
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The American Nation: Its Executive, Legislative, Political ..., Volume 2

James Harrison Kennedy - Presidents - 1888 - 694 pages
...and 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,...policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has continually augmented. In my opinion it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed....
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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time

Allen Thorndike Rice - United States - 1886 - 800 pages
...was : ' 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,...
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Papers of the American Historical Association, Volume 2

American Historical Association - History - 1888 - 594 pages
...June, 1858, in the following impressive and memorable words: " In my opinion the slavery agitation will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached...passed. ' 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...
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William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879: The Story of His Life Told by His ...

Wendell Phillips Garrison, Francis Jackson Garrison - 1889 - 558 pages
...remarks on this occasion, in the following letter (a translation by the hand of the recipient) : 1 " We are now far into the fifth year since a policy...until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. 'A honse divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this government cannot endure permanently half...
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