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" One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the Southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of... "
Abraham Lincoln: His Life and Public Services - Page 193
by Phebe Ann Hanaford - 1865 - 216 pages
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The Speaker's Garland and Literary Bouquet: Combining 100 Choice Selections ...

Recitations - 1876
...directed to an impending civil war. All dreaded it, all sought to avoid it. While the inaugural uddress was being delivered from this place, devoted altogether...the insurgents would rend the Union by war, while government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of it. Neither...
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THE CENTURY OF INDEPENDENCE

1876
...says, with the efforts of both parties to avoid war. 'To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend the slave interest was the object for which the insurgents would...rend the Union by war, while the Government claimed the right to do no more than restrict the territorial enlargement of it.' Both parties 'read the same...
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The Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War in the United States of ..., Volume 3

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1877
...After speaking of slavery as the cause of the war, Mr. Lincoln remarked: "To strengthen, perpi tuate and extend this Interest, was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war; while the Governim-nt claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement...
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Warren's Reading Selection

M. Josephine Warren - Readers and speakers - 1879 - 408 pages
...of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted...of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend the interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war, while the government...
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Abraham Lincoln and the Abolition of Slavery in the United States

Charles Godfrey Leland - United States - 1879 - 250 pages
...accept war rather than let it perish^and the war came. One-eighth of the population were slaves, who constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was the cause of the war. To strengthen and perpetuate this interest was the object for which the insurgents...
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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Godfrey Leland - 1879 - 246 pages
...accept war rather than let it perish — and the war came. One-eighth of the population were slaves, who constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was the cause of the war. To strengthen and perpetuate this interest was the object for which the insurgents...
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American Patriotism: Speeches, Letters and Other Papers which Illustrate the ...

Orators - 1881 - 674 pages
...of the whole population w<re colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but loC? ized in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted...somehow the cause of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and«extend this interest w^s the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union by war, while...
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The Pioneer Boy: And how He Became President, The Story of the Life of ...

William Makepeace Thayer - Country life - 1882 - 395 pages
...the whole population were coloured slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted...object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war; while the government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement...
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The National Hand-book of American Progress: A Ready Reference Manual of ...

Erastus Otis Haven - United States - 1882 - 560 pages
...of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the Southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. AL knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln

Charles Maltby - Presidents - 1884 - 318 pages
...and the other would accept war rather than let it perish ; and the war came. One-eighth of the whole were colored slaves, not distributed generally over...object for which the insurgents would rend the Union even by war, while the Government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement...
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