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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, a Man of Faith and Courage: Stories of Our Most Admired ...

Joe Wheeler - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 256 pages
...shall be faithfully executed in all the states!'" When he continued on with "The power confided in me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the government," a great wave of enthusiasm rolled through the audience, "as the united voices of the immense multitude...
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Lincoln's Legacy: Ethics and Politics

Phillip Shaw Paludan - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 85 pages
...obligations. One was his solemn oath to "preserve, protect, and defend" the Union, to which end he promised to "hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the Government," of which Fort Sumter was by all means the most important. The other moral obligation was his promise...
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