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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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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Carleton Coffin - Presidents - 1892 - 574 pages
...sentences : " 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...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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Conflict and Compromise: The Political Economy of Slavery, Emancipation and ...

Roger L. Ransom - Business & Economics - 1989 - 340 pages
...stated what was to become the theme of the Republican party for the next two years: We are far now into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with...Under the operation of that policy, that agitation not only has not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis...
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Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings Vol. 1 1832-1858 (LOA #45)

Abraham Lincoln - History - 1989 - 946 pages
...which I delivered at Springfield, which I believe I can quote correctly from memory. I said there that "we are now far into the fifth year since a policy was instituted for the avowed object and with the confident promise of putting an end to slavery agitation;...
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The Complete Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas - History - 1991 - 474 pages
...which I delivered at Springfield, which I believe I can quote correctly from memory. I said there that "we are now far into the fifth year since a policy was instituted for the avowed object and with the confident promise of putting an end to slavery agitation;...
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The Living Lincoln: The Man and His Times, in His Own Words

Abraham Lincoln, Paul McClelland Angle, Earl Schenck Miers - United States - 1992 - 692 pages
...Convention. If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth...augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease, until a cm/5 shall have been reached, and passed. "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe...
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Geographical Inquiry and American Historical Problems

Carville Earle - Reference - 1992 - 588 pages
...course of action laid out by Abraham Lincoln on June 16, 1858: In my opinion, it [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...
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Strong Presidents: A Theory of Leadership

Philip Abbott - Political Science - 1996 - 302 pages
...kind of resolution required. The Great Compromise (of which Clay was a major participant) had as its "avowed object, and confident promise, of putting an end to slavery agitation." But the conflict had "not ceased" and had actually been "constantly augmented." It would not cease...
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Discourse as Structure and Process, Volume 1

Teun A. van Dijk - Business & Economics - 1997 - 372 pages
...we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated,...passed. A House divided against itself cannot stand. (1983: 3) The first paragraph creates a temporal and spatial setting, then develops a 'pattern of temporal...
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Antebellum American Culture: An Interpretive Anthology

David Brion Davis - History - 1997 - 502 pages
...(1858l 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 year since a policy was initiated [Kansas- Nebraska Act] with the avowed SOURCE: Theodore Parker, "The Nebraska Question," Additional...
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The Approaching Fury

Stephen B. Oates - History - 2009 - 522 pages
...house. And so I told the Illinois Republican convention — and the country beyond — that June night: "We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy...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...
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