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" ... a specious and fantastic arrangement of words, by which a man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse. I will say here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery... "
Great Debates in American History: State rights (1798-1861); slavery (1858-1861) - Page 128
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Democracy in the United States: What it Has Done, what it is Doing, and what ...

Ransom Hooker Gillet - United States - 1868 - 502 pages
...now addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that ' I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I helieve I have no lawful right to do so, and have no inclination to do so.' Those who nominated and...
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History of the American Civil War, Volume 1

John William Draper - Slaves - 1868 - 628 pages
...affirming that he had no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with slavery views ^slavery at m the states where it exists. "I believe I have no lawful right, and I have no intention to do so." The President's . ., , . -. ., • , ^Tiv T No better exposition...
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The Christian Ambassador, Volume 7

Theology - 1869
...slavery is not wrong," said Mr. Lincoln, " then nothing is wrong." And again, " I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution...in the States where it exists. I believe I have no right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so." He was, as his biographer justly remarks, "a native...
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A Historical Account of the Neutrality of Great Britain During the American ...

Mountague Bernard - Great Britain - 1870 - 542 pages
...admirer of Henry Clay, and was now a staunch but sober Republican. " I have no purpose," he had said, " directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution...of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe 1 have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so." And he repeated these words in...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: From His Birth to His Inauguration as ..., Volume 2

Ward Hill Lamon, Chauncey F. Black - 1872 - 604 pages
...addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches, when I declare, that " I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution...States where it exists." I believe I have no lawful 34 right to do so ; and I have no inclination to do so. Those who nominated and elected me did so with...
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The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge, Volume 5

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1874 - 822 pages
...to the southern states for apprehendin? any invasion of their rights, lie said : "I hare no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the Institution...of slavery in the states where it exists. I believe that I have ni> lawful ri^ht to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. Those who nominated and...
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The American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

1874 - 810 pages
...to the southern states for apprehending any invasion of their rights. He said : u I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution...of slavery in the states where it exists. I believe that I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. Those who nominated and elected...
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The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume 2

Jefferson Davis - Confederate States of America - 1881 - 902 pages
...now addresses yon. I do but quote from one of those speeches whdn I declare that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution...it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do BO-, and I have no inclination to do so. Those who nominated and elected me did so with full knowledge...
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American Progress: Or, The Great Events of the Greatest Century, Including ...

Richard Miller Devens - Industries - 1883 - 756 pages
...reply to what he regarded as common misconceptions. 'Anything,' he said, ' that argues me into the idea of perfect social and political equality with...words, by which a man can prove a horse-chestnut to he a chestnut horse. I will say here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose, directly or...
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Journal History of the Twenty-ninth Ohio Veteran Volunteers, 1861-1865: Its ...

John Hamilton Se Chevereli - United States - 1883 - 296 pages
...the Regiment. President Lincoln, in his inaugural address of March 4, 1861, said: "1 have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution...of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe that I have no lawful right, and I have no inclination to do so." The South had apparently decided...
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