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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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Abraham Lincoln

John Torrey Morse - 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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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 2

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1894 - 782 pages
...now addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that £Ihave no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution...the States where it exists./' I believe I have no lawf ul right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so." Those who nominated and elected me did...
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The Life of William A. Buckingham: The War Governor of Connecticut, with a ...

Samuel Giles Buckingham - Connecticut - 1894 - 572 pages
...now addresses you. 1 do but quote from one of those speeches when 1 declare that I have no purpose, 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." After discussing the right of...
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Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 4

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1894 - 456 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 - 1894 - 1078 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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Complete Works, Volume 4

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1894 - 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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Political Debates Between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in the ...

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1894 - 336 pages
...institution of slavery or the black nice, 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 horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse....
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Political Debates Between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in the ...

Abraham Lincoln - Campaign debates - 1895 - 584 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 horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse....
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The Columbian Cyclopedia, Volume 30

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1897 - 846 pages
...1831, Mar. 4, Pres. Lincoln was inaugurated at Washington. In his 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.' The opening of hostilities...
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