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" In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth. "
Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States - Page 21
1862
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The Table Talk of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 154 pages
...we say this. We know how to save the Union. The world knows we do know how to save it. We, even we, here — hold the power and bear the responsibility....save, or meanly lose the last, best hope of earth." • LETTER TO CUTHBERT BULLITT NEW ORLEANS, JULY 27, 1862. ' " I shall not do more than I can, but...
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Duplicate Copy of the Souvenir from the Afro-American League of Tennessee to ...

James Mitchell Ashley - Abolitionists - 1894 - 851 pages
...we say this. We know how to save the Union. The world knows we do know how to save it. We, even we here, hold the power and bear the responsibility....give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanl_v lose the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is...
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Speeches & Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 237 pages
...we say this. We know how to save the Union. The world knows we do know how to save it. We, even we here, hold the power and bear the responsibility....freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free, — honourable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last,...
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Speeches & Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865

Abraham Lincoln - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1894 - 237 pages
...we say this. We know how to save the Union. The world knows we do know how to save it. We, even we here, hold the power and bear the responsibility....freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free, — honourable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last,...
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Speeches & Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865, Volume 64

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1894 - 237 pages
...we say this. We know how to save the Union. The world knows we do know how to save it. We, even we here, hold the power and bear the responsibility....giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free,—honourable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the...
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Wit, Wisdom and Eloquence of Col. R.G. Ingersoll: Including Eloquent ...

Robert Green Ingersoll - 1894 - 335 pages
...greatest importance to the free than to the enslaved. He knew what depended on the issue, and he said: "We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last, best hope of earth." Then came a crisis in the North. It became clearer and clearer to Lincoln's mind, day by day, that...
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Facts I Ought to Know about the Government of My Country

William Henry Bartlett - United States - 1894 - 158 pages
...fly to the standard of the law and would meet invasions of the public order as his own concern." (b) "We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth." (c) " That which contributes most to preserve the State is to educate children with reference to the...
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Complete Works, Volume 7

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1894
...greater importance to the free than to the enslaved." He knew what depended on the issue and said: " We shall nobly save, or meanly lose, the last, best hope of earth." Then came a crisis in the North. It became clearer and clearer to Lincoln's mind, day by day, that...
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Lectures and Sermons

William James Potter - Sermons, American - 1895 - 372 pages
...which we pass will light us down in honor or dishonor to the latest generation. . . . We — even we here — hold the power and bear the responsibility....of earth. Other means may succeed. This could not, cannot fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just, — a way which, if followed, the world will...
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Abraham Lincoln: A Lecture

Robert Green Ingersoll - 1895 - 53 pages
...slavery and freedom — a generalization that never has been, and probably never will be, excelled : ' ' In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free." This is absolutely true. Liberty can be retained, can be enjoyed, only by giving it to others. The...
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