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" Congress, banishing all feeling of mere passion or resentment, will recollect only its duty to the whole country; that this war is not waged, upon our part, in any spirit of oppression, nor for any purpose of conquest, or subjugation, nor purpose of overthrowing... "
A Source History of the United States: From Discovery (1492) to End of ... - Page 450
by Howard Walter Caldwell, Clark Edmund Persinger - 1909 - 484 pages
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...capital ; that in this National emergency Congress, banishing all feeling of mere passion or resentment, will recollect only its duty to the whole country ; that this war is not waged on our part in any spirit of oppression, nor for any purpose of conquest or subjugation, nor purpose...
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...his seat in the United States Senate), declared that the war was definitely not to be fought for the purpose of "overthrowing or interfering with the rights or established institutions" of any state, but "to defend and maintain the supremacy of the Constitution and to preserve the Union...
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Formative Acts: American Politics in the Making

Pelatiah Perit Professor of Political and Social Science Stephen Skowronek, Stephen Skowronek, Matthew Glassman - Political Science - 2007 - 444 pages
...slavery in the states; three weeks later he told Congress that "this war is not waged . . . for any purpose . . . of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or established institutions of ... Southern states."29 Militant and moderate abolitionists alike were undaunted, pressing strongly...
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