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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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President Lincoln's Attitude Towards Slavery and Emancipation: With a Review ...

Henry Watson Wilbur - History - 1914 - 220 pages
...speech: "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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Abraham Lincoln, a Documentary Portrait Through His Speeches and Writings

Abraham Lincoln, Don Edward Fehrenbacher - History - 1977 - 288 pages
...Convention. 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...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...
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Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and Writings Vol. 1 1832-1858 (LOA #45)

Abraham Lincoln - History - 1989 - 900 pages
...Convention. 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...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...
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The Complete Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas - History - 1991 - 423 pages
...Herndon and Jesse W. Weik, Abraham Lincoln, Tte True Story of a Great Life (New York, 1892), II, 66, 92. with the avowed object, and confident promise, of...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...
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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 714 pages
...began: 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...will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery, will . . . place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it...
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Focus On U.s. History: The Era Of The Civil War And Reconstruction:grades 7-9

Kathy Sammis - History - 1997 - 128 pages
...(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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Aristotle's Criticism of Plato's Republic

Robert Mayhew - Political Science - 1997 - 163 pages
...the following passage from Lincoln's famous speech delivered June 16, 1858, at Springfield, Illinois: We are now far into the fifth year, since a 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...
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Antebellum American Culture: An Interpretive Anthology

David Brion Davis - History - 1997 - 472 pages
...Works, Vol. I\, ]. G. Nicolay and J. Hay, eds. (np: Lincoln Memorial Uni venity, 18941, pp. 1-3,14-15. object and confident promise of putting an end to...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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Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham ...

Digital Scanning Inc - History - 1998 - 276 pages
...operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. I believe it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached...will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest...
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Abraham Lincoln: A Constitutional Biography

George Anastaplo - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 373 pages
...a national policy (pushed by Douglas) opening up all the Territories to slavery. Lincoln had said: We are now far into the fifth year, since a 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...
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