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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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Life of Stephen A. Douglas

William Gardner - 1905 - 256 pages
...when he makes an affirmative'charge, he must offer some proof of its truth. Douglas' argument about 'perfect social and political equality with the negro'...fantastic arrangement of words by which a man can prove a horse chestnut to be a chestnut horse. I will say here, while upon the subject, that I have no purpose...
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Edwin McMasters Stanton: The Autocrat of Rebellion, Emancipation, and ...

Frank Abial Flower - Statesmen - 1905 - 582 pages
...In his inaugural address he declared: "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so." Jefferson Davis, the insurgent president, entertained the same view and made war to enforce it. Stanton,...
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A Students' History of the United States

Edward Channing - United States - 1905 - 690 pages
...the broad lines of the policy he intended to pursue. He began by declaring that he had " no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution...of slavery in the states where it exists. . . . I have no inclination to do so." He held that in contemplation of universal law and of the Constitution,...
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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln: The Lincoln-Douglas debates, II

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1905 - 350 pages
...institution of slavery or the black race, and this is the whole of it: anything that argues me into his idea of perfect social and political equality with the negro, is but a specious and fantastical arrangement of words by which a man can prove a horsechestnut to be a chestnut horse. I...
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Masterpieces of Modern Oratory

Edwin Du Bois Shurter - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1906 - 386 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...here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the 5 states where it exists....
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The South Atlantic Quarterly, Volume 5

John Spencer Bassett, Edwin Mims, William Henry Glasson, William Preston Few, William Kenneth Boyd, William Hane Wannamaker - American literature - 1906 - 444 pages
...till Wendell Phillips called him the "slave-hound >A Illinois." He declared: "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 purpose to introduce equality, political or social. I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor...
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Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and debates, 1858-1859

Abraham Lincoln - 1907 - 322 pages
...his idea of perfect social and political equality with the negro is but a specious and fantastical arrangement of words by which a man can prove a horse-chestnut...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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Speeches and debates, 1858-1859

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1907 - 440 pages
...institution of slavery, or the black race, and this is the whole of it; and anything that argues me into his idea of perfect social and political equality with the negro is but a specious and fantastical arrangement of words by which a man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse....
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Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and debates, 1858-1859

Abraham Lincoln - 1907 - 318 pages
...institution of slavery, or the black race, and this is the whole of it; and anything that argues me into his idea of perfect social and political equality with the negro is but a specious and fantastical arrangement of words by which a man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse....
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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 1

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1907 - 738 pages
...institution of slavery, or the black race, and this is the whole of it ; and anything that argues me into his idea of perfect social and political equality with the negro is but a specious and fantastical arrangement of words by which a man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse....
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