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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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The Gettysburg Speech, and Other Papers

Abraham Lincoln - 1899 - 110 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, and 1 have no inclination to do so." Those who nominated and elected me did so with full knowledge that...
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Anecdotal Lincoln

Paul Selby - 1900 - 478 pages
...institution of slavery and the black race. "This is the whole of it, and anything that argues me into his idea of perfect social and political equality with...specious and fantastic arrangement of words by which men can prove a horse'chestnut to be a chestnut horse. I will say here, while upon this subject, that...
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Harper's Encyclopędia of United States History: From 458 A.D. to 1902, Volume 5

Benson John Lossing, John Fiske, Woodrow Wilson - United States - 1901 - 516 pages
...institution of slavery and the black race. This is the whole of it; and anything that argues me into his idea of perfect social and political equality with...in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawfill right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. I have no purpose to introduce political...
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Abraham Lincoln: His Youth and Early Manhood, with a Brief Account of His ...

Noah Brooks - 1901 - 264 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...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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A History of the United States

William M. Davidson - Electric power distribution - 1902 - 620 pages
...,it is wrong and ought not to be extended. This is the only substantial dispute." "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution...exists I believe I have no lawful right to do so. I have no inclination to do so." His closing words, memorable and touching, were to the south: "In...
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Orations from Homer to William McKinley, Volume 16

Mayo Williamson Hazeltine - Speeches, addresses, etc - 1902 - 458 pages
...institution of slavery and the black race. This is the whole of it ; and anything that argues me into his idea of perfect social and political equality with...fantastic arrangement of words, by which a man can prove a horse-ohestnut to be a chestnut horse. I will say here while upon this subject that I have no purpose,...
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Abraham Lincoln and His Presidency, Volume 1

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1903 - 408 pages
...I took in that contest of 1854. . . . This is the whole of it, and anything that argues me into his 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 exists....
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The Social Unrest: Studies in Labor and Socialist Movements

John Graham Brooks - Labor - 1903 - 420 pages
...Stung by the persistent unfairness, Lincoln replied, " Anything that argues me into his (Douglas's) idea of perfect social and political equality with...can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse." This sentence summarizes the interminable attempts that have been made to prove that the dream of the...
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The New International Encyclopędia, Volume 17

Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1904 - 1218 pages
...President Lincoln was inaugurated at Washington. In his inaugural address, he said: "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." He also said, however: "The...
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The Forms of Public Address

George Pierce Baker - Oratory - 1904 - 510 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 35 believe I have, no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so." Those who nominated...
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