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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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William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879, Volume 3

Wendell Phillips Garrison, Francis Jackson Garrison - 1889 - 560 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...that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, hut has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 2

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890 - 526 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...passed. 'A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this Government cannot endure CHAP. vin. permanently, half slave and half free. I do not...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 2

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890 - 528 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...passed. 'A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this Government cannot endure CHAI-. vni. permanently, half slave and half free. I do not...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator: A Biographical Sketch

Charles Wallace French - Presidents - 1891 - 416 pages
...Convention : 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...crisis shall have been reached and passed. ' A house divfded against itself cannot stand.' I believe this Government cannot endure, permanently, half slave...
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Forensic Eloquence: A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Oratory as ...

John Goss - Oratory - 1891 - 272 pages
...thus:— " 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...constantly augmented. In my opinion it will not cease till a crisis shall have been reached and passed. 'A house divided against itself cannot stand." I...
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Forensic Eloquence: A Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Oratory as ...

John Goss - Oratory - 1891 - 284 pages
...agitation has not only not ceased but has constantly augmented. In my opinion it will not cease till a crisis shall have been reached and passed. 'A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe that this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect...
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Lincoln, His Life and Time: Being the Life and Public Services of ..., Volume 1

Henry Jarvis Raymond, Francis Bicknell Carpenter - Presidents - 1891 - 426 pages
...tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now fur into the fifth year tince a policy was initiated with the avowed object, and confident promise, of pulling (m cud to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy that agitation has not only...
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The Republican Party and Its Leaders: A History of the Party from Its ...

Thomas Wallace Knox - 1892 - 618 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...passed. 'A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this government cannot permanently endure half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union...
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850...

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1892 - 566 pages
...began : " 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...not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and ' Forney's Anecdotes of Public Men, vol. ii. p. 179. 1 Douglas at Chicago, July 9th, Lincoln and Douglas...
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 to the ..., Volume 2

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1892 - 604 pages
...began: "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...not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and ' Forney's Anecdotes of Public Men, vol. ii. p. 179. * Douglas at Chicago, July 9th, Lincoln and Douglas...
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