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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
edited by - 1913
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William Ewart Gladstone and His Contemporaries: Fifty Years of ..., Volumes 3-4

Thomas Archer - Great Britain - 1883 - 786 pages
..." I have no purpose, direct or indirect, to interfere with the institution of slavery iu the United States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do s<j, and I have no inclination to do so." Where was there any sign of the abolition of slavery in this...
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Hidden Treasures: Or, Why Some Succeed While Others Fail

Harry A. Lewis - Success - 1887 - 532 pages
...to reply to what he regarded as common misconceptions. "Anything," he said, "that argues me into the idea of perfect social and political equality with...here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it now exists....
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Hidden Treasures: Or, Why Some Succeed While Others Fail

Harry A. Lewis - Success - 1887 - 534 pages
...to reply to what he regarded as common misconceptions. "Anything," he said, "that argues me into the idea of perfect social and political equality with...can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse, T will say here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Nation's Leader in the Great Struggle Through which was ...

Noah Brooks - 1888 - 512 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...exists : I believe I have no lawful right to do so. Those who nominated and elected me did so with the full knowledge that I had made this and many similar...
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The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates ...

Edward Alfred Pollard - Confederate States of America - 1890 - 800 pages
...add to them, • and, quoting from a former speech, announced to the country : " I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution...where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right tc do so, and / IMVC no inclination to do so." This assurance was again repeated after the commencement...
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American Patriotic Selections: Famous State Papers of Washington, Jefferson ...

Frederick W. Osborn - Recitations - 1890 - 68 pages
...addresses you. 1 do but quote from one of those speeches, when I declare that " I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution...slavery in the states where it exists." I believe 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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Lincoln, His Life and Time: Being the Life and Public Services of ..., Volume 1

Henry Jarvis Raymond, Francis Bicknell Carpenter - Presidents - 1891 - 426 pages
...now addresses you. 1 do but qnote 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 belk-ve I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so." Those * ho nominated...
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American Politics (non-partisan) from the Beginning to Date: Embodying a ...

Thomas Valentine Cooper, Hector Tyndale Fenton - Political parties - 1892 - 932 pages
...now addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that ' I have no purpose f have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.' Those who nominated and elected...
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Abraham Lincoln

John Torrey Morse (Jr.) - Presidents - 1893 - 410 pages
...capacity," but only "equal in certain inalienable rights." "Anything that argues me into his [Douglas's] idea of perfect social and political equality with...prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse. ... I have no purpose to produce political and social equality between the white and the black races. There...
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Complete Works, Volume 12

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1894 - 428 pages
...Haven, Conn., Mar. 6, 1860, vol. V, p. 343. CHESTNUT HORSE ARGUMENT Anything that argues me'into his idea of perfect social and political equality with...can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse. -Reply at Ottawa Debate, Aug. 21, 1858, vol. llI, p. 22. SLAVERY FOUNDED IN SELFISHNESS Slavery is...
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