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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
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The Great Tax Wars: Lincoln--Teddy Roosevelt--Wilson How the Income Tax ...

Steven R. Weisman - Business & Economics - 2004 - 432 pages
...firm and majestic. It sounded a note of economic necessity as well as moral principle by promising "to hold, occupy and possess the property, and places belonging to the federal government." More memorably, Lincoln spoke of his optimism that "the mystic chords of memory"...
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Abraham Lincoln, President-elect: The Four Critical Months from Election to ...

Larry D. Mansch - History - 2005 - 228 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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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 944 pages
...that the administration was "without a policy," Lincoln reminded Seward of his inaugural pledge that "the power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy,...property and places belonging to the government." This was the "exact domestic policy" that Seward called for, "with the single exception, that it does...
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The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

Sean Wilentz - History - 2006 - 1044 pages
...secession. He would enforce the constitutional obligation to return fugitive slaves, but he would also "hold, occupy, and possess the property and places...government, and . . . collect the duties and imposts." He would not deny "the very high respect and consideration" due Supreme Court rulings on constitutional...
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New Sat Rea: The Very Best Coaching & Study Course

Mel Friedman, Lina Miceli, Robert Bell, Michael Lee, Sally Wood, Adel Arshaghi, Suzanne Coffield, Michael McIrvin, Anita Price Davis, Research & Education Association, George DeLuca, Joseph Fili, Marilyn Gilbert, Bernice E. Goldberg, Leonard Kenner - Study Aids - 2005 - 868 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, and possess the property and places 90 belonging to the Government and to collect the duties and imposts; but beyond what may be necessary...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1900

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - History - 2005 - 843 pages
...constitutional amendment to that effect. But he went on to say that he had a constitutional obligation to "hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the Government," a potent claim since four federal forts in the Confederacy as yet remained in Union control. Nevertheless,...
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And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War

Donald J. Meyers - History - 2005 - 284 pages
...administration: avoidance "of bloodshed or violence...unless it is forced upon the national authority;" and to "hold, occupy, and possess the property, and places belonging to the government," such as Fort Sumter. 176 As events transpired, he could not do both. The states of the Upper South...
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The Civil War and the Constitution 1859-1865, Vol. 1, Volume 1

John W. Burgess - History - 2005 - 352 pages
...of the Union should be faithfully executed in all the "States." And he announced his determination to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the United States Government, and to collect the duties and the imposts everywhere. Here was certainly...
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The American Civil War: An Anthology of Essential Writings

Ian Frederick Finseth - History - 2006 - 629 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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America's Forgotten History: Part Two - Rupture

Mark David Ledbetter - Enlightenment - 2007 - 472 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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