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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.... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 161
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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Freedom and Organization, 1814-1914

Bertrand Russell - Political Science - 2001 - 528 pages
...senatorial contest with Douglas. Speaking of the Nebraska policy, he said, on accepting nomination: We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated, * Nicolay and Hay, op. cit., I, pp. 391-2. with the avowed object and confident promise of putting...
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Chaim Perelman

Alan G. Gross, Ray D. Dearin - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2003 - 166 pages
...purposes: 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 cris1s shall have been reached, and passed— "A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe...
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William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!: A Casebook

Fred C. Hobson - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 301 pages
...and division stretching beyond that of sectional conflict alone: In my opinion, [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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My Fellow Americans: The Most Important Speeches of America's Presidents ...

Political oratory - 2003 - 337 pages
...where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and lunc to do it. We arc now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed ohject and confident promise of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy,...
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The Antebellum Era: Primary Documents on Events from 1820 to 1860

David A. Copeland - History - 2003 - 423 pages
...of diis campaign. The first one . . .1 believe I can quote correctly from memory. I said diere that "we are now far into the fifth year since a policy was instituted for die avowed object, and with the confident promise, of putting an end to slavery agitation;...
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Anti-slav Political Writings, 1833-1860

C. Bradley Thompson - Abolitionists - 2015
...freedom. 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...ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it w/7/ not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached, and passed. 212 "A house divided against itself...
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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Arnold Douglas - History - 2004 - 372 pages
...made the entire quotation from that speech that I can make it from memory. I used this language: "AVe are now far into the fifth year since a policy was...object and confident promise of putting an end to the slavery agitation. Under the operation of this policy, that agitatton has not only not ceased,...
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Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States

Vincent Virga, Alan Brinkley - History - 2004 - 399 pages
...solution. But Lincoln, looking back over the nearly five years since Douglas's policy had been enacted ("initiated with the avowed object and confident promise of putting an end to slavery agitation"), concluded— correctly— that "agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented." And...
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The Library Of Original Sources: 1833-1865

Oliver J. Thatcher - History - 2004 - 452 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 Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

Sean Wilentz - History - 2006 - 1044 pages
...followed an avowed policy of ending agitation over slavery, only to stir that agitation even more: "In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall...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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