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" The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the Government and to collect the duties and imposts; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion, no using of force... "
Illustrated Life, Services, Martyrdom, and Funeral of Abraham Lincoln ... - Page 91
edited by - 1865 - 285 pages
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The Paradox of Progress: Economic Change, Individual Enterprise, and ...

Martin J. Hershock - History - 2003 - 324 pages
...found Lincoln's address disturbing: the new president's vow to use the power of the federal government "to hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the government" proved his determination to use coercion against the South. But after reconsidering the address, the...
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Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

Allen C. Guelzo - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 528 pages
...serious cause for so drastic an act as secession, and no serious cause to challenge his determination to "hold, occupy, and possess the property, and places belonging to the government." There would be no "invasion" — and on that score, very likely no attempt to repossess the federal...
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In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863

Edward L. Ayers, President and Professor of History Edward L Ayers - History - 2003 - 472 pages
...of the administration shall be more clearly indicated by its acts." Lincoln announced that he would "hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the Government," by which people knew he meant, most pressingly, Fort Sumter. But he also announced that "there will...
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American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes

Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, Gary J. Jacobsohn - Political Science - 2004 - 1095 pages
...no bloodshed or violence; and there shall be none, unless it be forced upon the national authority. The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy,...property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be...
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The Chase Court : Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

Jonathan Lurie, Salmon Portland Chase - History - 2004 - 247 pages
...no bloodshed or violence; and there shall be none, unless it be forced upon the national authority. The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy,...property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be...
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The Visionary: A Tale of Old Chautauqua, the Great Lakes, and Beyond

Douglas Houck - Fiction - 2004 - 440 pages
...ceremony on March 4, 1861 and addressed the problem of succession in his inaugural speech by proclaiming, "The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy,...the property and places belonging to the Government of the United States." Lincoln threw down the gauntlet and meant to hold all the remaining forts in...
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The Most Fearful Ordeal: Original Coverage of the Civil War by Writers and ...

James M. McPherson - History - 2004 - 420 pages
...property and places belonging to the Government, and to collect the duties and imports; but beyond what is necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion,...using of force against or among the people anywhere." By the words "property and places belonging to the Government," I chiefly allude to the military posts...
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Confederate Military History: A Library of Confederate States ..., Volume 10

Clement A. Evans - 2004 - 760 pages
...terms, while denying the right of a State to secede, or to plainly avow his intention unqualifiedly to hold, occupy and possess the property and places...belonging to the government, and collect the duties and imports. While regarding these as duties devolving on his office, he said, that "beyond what may be...
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A Pictorial History of the Confederacy

John Chandler Griffin - History - 2004 - 228 pages
...was conciliatory, though he sounded an ominous note at the end when he stated: "The power confided in me, will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property, and places belonging to the government; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion — no using offerce...
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The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates

Edward A. Pollard - History - 2004 - 756 pages
...following significant declaration : " The power confided to me will lie used to hold, occupy, and possets the property and places belonging to the Government, and collect the duties and imposts ; hut, beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will he no invasion, no using of force...
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