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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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The Prospect of Presidential Rhetoric

Martin J. Medhurst - Political Science - 2008 - 400 pages
...Lincoln also treated crisis as a deliberative moment in his "House Divided" speech when he stated: "We are now far into the fifth year since a policy...until a crisis shall have been reached and passed.""' By contrast, contemporary presidents — at least as early as the Truman Doctrine speech — have spoken...
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The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: How Faith Shaped an American ...

Philip L. Ostergard - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 272 pages
...Illinois 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...policy was initiated, with the avowed object, and confirm promise, of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy, that agitation...
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