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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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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 Great Conspiracy Its Origin And History: A History Of The Civil War In ...

John Alexander Logan - Fiction - 2004 - 616 pages
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Beacon Lights of History, Volume 12

John Lord - History - 2004 - 168 pages
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Lincoln on Democracy

Abraham Lincoln, G. S. Boritt - History - 1990 - 416 pages
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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 Civil War at Sea

Dale Anderson - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2004 - 48 pages
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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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