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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... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 278
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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America's Nine Greatest Presidents

Frank P. King - Political Science - 1997 - 228 pages
...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...of force against, or among the people anywhere.... If the minority will not acquiesce, the majority must, or the government must cease.... Plainly, the...
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The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories

John V. Denson - History - 1997 - 450 pages
...collecting all the customs tariffs in that region. As Lincoln put it, the federal government would "collect the duties and imposts, but beyond what may...there will be no invasion, no using of force against . . . people anywhere." The significance of the federal forts is that they provided the soldiers to...
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The Approaching Fury

Stephen B. Oates - History - 2009 - 100 pages
...forts still in our possession, Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor and Fort Pickens in Pensacola Bay. "But beyond what may be necessary for these objects,...using of force against, or among the people anywhere." I did not, however, specifically rule out the use of force to keep Sumter and Pickens. And so to my...
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Speeches that Changed the World

Owen Collins - History - 1999 - 440 pages
...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...people anywhere. Where hostility to the United States in any interior locality shall be so great and universal as to prevent competent resident citizens...
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A New Birth of Freedom: Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of the Civil War

Harry V. Jaffa - History - 2004 - 576 pages
...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...people anywhere. Where hostility to the United States, in any interior locality, shall be so great and so universal, as to prevent competent resident citizens...
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Presidential Documents: The Speeches, Proclamations, and Policies that Have ...

Jim F. Watts, Fred L. Israel, Thomas J. McInerney - History - 2000 - 396 pages
...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...people anywhere. Where hostility to the United States in any interior locality shall be so great and universal as to prevent competent resident citizens...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - Reference - 2000 - 656 pages
...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...using of force against or among the people anywhere. . . . That there are persons in one section or another who seek to destroy the Union at all events...
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The Men of Secession and Civil War, 1859-1861

James L. Abrahamson - History - 2000 - 186 pages
...proclaiming his determination to preserve the Union, Lincoln pledged to "hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the Government, and . . . collect the duties and imposts." Beyond "what may be necessary for these objects," he would not invade or otherwise use "force against...
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Freedom and Organization, 1814-1914

Bertrand Russell - Political Science - 2001 - 528 pages
..."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...people anywhere. Where hostility to the United States, in any interior locality, shall be so great and universal as to prevent competent resident citizens...
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Reassessing the Presidency: The Rise of the Executive State and the Decline ...

John V. Denson - Executive power - 2001 - 791 pages
...occupy, and possess the property, and places belonging to the government," Lincoln announced, "and to collect the duties and imposts; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion."55 If he was to succeed politically Lincoln had to start a war (by maneuvering the South...
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