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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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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - Political Science - 2006 - 374 pages
...violence; and there shall be none, unless it be forced upon the national authority. The power confided in 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...
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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - History - 2006 - 265 pages
...domestic or foreign." At the beginning of that month, in the inaugural, I said: "The power confided in me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts." This had your distinct approval at the time; and, taken in connection...
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...defended. But Fort Sumter was in peril. Lincoln, in the course of his inaugural address, had made a promise to "hold, occupy, and possess the property, and places belonging to the government. . . ,"97 So what was to be done about Sumter? Lincoln asked for the advice of his top-ranking military...
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Common Soldier: A Civil War Saga

Paul K. Cashdollar - Fiction - 2006
...institution of slavery. He also said he would support the perpetuity of the Union against secession and would "hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the government." About one month later, Lincoln sent a letter to Major Anderson, commander of Fort Sumter in Charleston...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...ana to collect the duties and imports ; but beyond what is necessary for theso objects there will bo no invasion, no 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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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 463 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 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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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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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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