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" Both parties deprecated war ; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive ; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came. "
Abraham Lincoln and His Presidency - Page 333
by Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1903
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Detroit's Historic Fort Wayne

James Conway, David F. Jamroz - History - 2007 - 127 pages
...Museum.) 44 Four CIVIL WAR YEARS In his second inaugural address, Abraham Lincoln reminded the nation, "but one of them would make war rather than let the...war rather than let it perish, and the war came." Civil War brought massive change to the unmanned, unarmed fort at Detroit. Thousands of soldiers passed...
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We Hold These Truths

Randall Norman Desoto - Religion - 2007 - 262 pages
...corresponding to this four years ago, all thoughts were anxiously directed to an impending civil war.... Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would...other would accept war rather than let it perish. Ami the war came. "One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally...
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The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism

George McKenna - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 431 pages
...a detached, almost dreamlike manner Lincoln speaks of the "parties" to the war in the third person: "Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would...other would accept war rather than let it perish." Then, suggesting that the war might have had a mysterious cause independent of the will of both parties,...
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Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865): grondlegger van de moderne Verenigde Staten van ...

Presidents - 2007 - 253 pages
...seeking to destroy it without war-seeking to dissolve the Union and divide effects by negotations. Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would...make war rather than let the nation survive, and the would accept war rather than let it perish, and the war came. One eight of the population was colored...
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Abraham Lincoln, a Man of Faith and Courage: Stories of Our Most Admired ...

Joe Wheeler - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 256 pages
...glory and with light.18 Lincoln then began to speak. Here is the core of his Second Inaugural Address: Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would...accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came. . . . Both read the same Bible, and pray to the same God; and each invokes His aid against the other....
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