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" If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions against it are themselves wrong and should be silenced and swept away. If it is right, we cannot justly object to its nationality — its universality ; if it is wrong, they cannot justly insist... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 211
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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Abraham Lincoln; the Tribute of a Century, 1809-1909: Commemorative of the ...

Nathan William MacChesney - 1910 - 555 pages
...against it are themselves wrong, and should be silenced and swept away. If it is right, we (the North) cannot justly object to its nationality — its universality; if it is wrong, they (the South) cannot justly insist upon Its extension — its enlargement. All they ask we could readily...
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Abraham Lincoln; the Tribute of a Century, 1809-1909: Commemorative of the ...

Nathan William MacChesney - 1910
...to the conscience of the nation. "If slavery," he said, "is right ... we cannot justly object to ita nationality — its universality; if it is wrong, they cannot justly insist upon ita extension — its enlargement. All they ask we could readily grant, if we thought slavery right;...
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Noted Speeches of Abraham Lincoln: Including the Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Abraham Lincoln - 1911 - 110 pages
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...we ask they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right and our thinking it wrong is the precise fact upon which depends...
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Selections from the Letters, Speeches, and State Papers of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1911 - 132 pages
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this on any ground save our 30 conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...we ask they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right and our thinking it wrong is the precise 5 fact upon which depends...
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Rhetoric of the People: Is There Any Better Or Equal Hope in the World?

Harold Barrett - Social Science - 1974 - 335 pages
...think, deserve to be remembered with some of the more frequently quoted passages from later speeches: If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws and constitutions against it are themselves wrong; if it is wrong they cannot justly insist upon its extensions - its enlargement. All they ask, we could...
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The Presidency of James Buchanan

Elbert B. Smith - Biography & Autobiography - 1975 - 225 pages
...social blessing," and Northerners could withhold this only on the conviction that slavery was wrong. "All they ask, we could readily grant, if we thought...ask, they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and our thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends...
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Abraham Lincoln, a Documentary Portrait Through His Speeches and Writings

Abraham Lincoln, Don Edward Fehrenbacher - History - 1977 - 288 pages
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this, on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...ask, they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and our thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends...
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Crisis of the House Divided: An Interpretation of the Issues in the Lincoln ...

Harry V. Jaffa - History - 1982 - 451 pages
...justifiably withhold this, on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, ah1 words, acts, laws, and constitutions against it, are...themselves wrong, and should be silenced, and swept away.10 If slavery is right, ah" words against it are wrong and should be silenced. But if slavery...
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The Supreme Court and the Decline of Constitutional Aspiration

Gary J. Jacobsohn - Law - 1986 - 192 pages
...example, he discussed the morality of slavery, and indicated the centrality of the issue to the nation. "If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...themselves wrong, and should be silenced, and swept away."61! On the other hand if, as the Republicans believed, it is wrong, then, Lincoln suggests, the...
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Slavery and Its Consequences: The Constitution, Equality, and Race

Robert A. Goldwin, Art Kaufman - Law - 1988 - 181 pages
...blessing. Nor can we justifiably withhold this, on any ground save our conviction that slavery is wrong. If slavery is right, all words, acts, laws, and constitutions...ask, they could as readily grant, if they thought it wrong. Their thinking it right, and our thinking it wrong, is the precise fact upon which depends...
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