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" I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 161
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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Abraham Lincoln, a Character Sketch

Robert Dickinson Sheppard - Presidents - 1899 - 116 pages
...not only not ceased but has constantly augmented. In my opinion it will not cease until a crisis has been reached and passed. 'A house divided against...will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the farther spread of it and place it where the public mind shall...
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Anecdotal Lincoln

Paul Selby - 1900 - 469 pages
...promise of putting an end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion,...will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall...
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Lincoln: Passages from His Speeches and Letters

Abraham Lincoln - 1901 - 204 pages
...senator. 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...will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall...
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The American Hall of Fame: Famous Americans, Their Portraits, Biographies ...

Marshall Everett - United States - 1901 - 394 pages
...paragraphs: "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...will become all one thing or all the other. "Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall...
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A History of the American People

Francis Newton Thorpe - United States - 1901 - 627 pages
...beginning: "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...will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Henry Ketcham - Presidents - 1901 - 435 pages
...since a policy was initiated, with the avowed object and confident promise of putting an end to the slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy,...will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall...
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American History Told by Contemporaries..., Volume 4

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1901 - 20 pages
...where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. \\'e are now far into the fifth year since a policy was...will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall...
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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 399 pages
...Convention: 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...will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall...
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The True History of the Civil War

Guy Carleton Lee - 1903
...1858: " 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...will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall...
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The History of North America: The growth of the nation, 1837 to 1860, by E.W ...

Guy Carleton Lee, Francis Newton Thorpe - North America - 1905
...said : " 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...will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall...
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