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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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Lincoln's Inaugurals, Addresses and Letters

Abraham Lincoln - Literary Collections - 2007 - 140 pages
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Thomas ..., Part 1

James D. Richardson - History - 2007 - 460 pages
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to The South: (And Why It Will Rise Again)

Clint Johnson - History - 2007 - 288 pages
...no inclination to do so." But in the same speech, Lincoln made it very clear what would provoke war: "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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American Eloquence, Volume 4

Various - Reference - 2007 - 228 pages
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Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - History - 2007 - 276 pages
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Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive ...

John Wesley Dean - Political Science - 2007 - 332 pages
...continue "unbroken." In Lincoln's vision, it was the president's duty to keep the government operating: "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 — The mails, unless repelled, will continue to be furnished in...
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Jefferson Davis and the World's Tribute to His Memory - Memorial, Volume 1890

J. W. M. Jones - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 724 pages
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Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1

John T. Morse - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 260 pages
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Beleaguered Winchester: A Virginia Community at War, 1861-1865

Richard R. Duncan - History - 2007 - 380 pages
...formation of a Confederate government compounded their problems. The president's promise to use his power "to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the Government, and to collect the duties on imposts" forced Unionists to answer charges that his words were a declaration...
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Cry Havoc!: The Crooked Road to Civil War, 1861

Nelson D. Lankford - History - 2007 - 308 pages
...because he had spoken plainly in his inaugural address. He then quoted to them from it about his intent to "hold, occupy, and possess, the property, and places belonging to the Government." This was a bit disingenuous, because the clarity of that point was obscured by conciliatory passages...
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