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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... "
HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR - Page 16
by JOHN WILLIAM DRAPER - 1868
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 944 pages
..."without a policy," Lincoln reminded Seward of his inaugural pledge that "the power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the government." This was the "exact domestic policy" that Seward called for, "with the single exception, that it does...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1900

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - History - 2005 - 843 pages
...constitutional amendment to that effect. But he went on to say that he had a constitutional obligation to "hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the Government," a potent claim since four federal forts in the Confederacy as yet remained in Union control. Nevertheless,...
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And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War

Donald J. Meyers - History - 2005 - 284 pages
...administration: avoidance "of bloodshed or violence...unless it is forced upon the national authority;" and to "hold, occupy, and possess the property, and places belonging to the government," such as Fort Sumter. 176 As events transpired, he could not do both. The states of the Upper South...
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The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

Sean Wilentz - History - 2006 - 1044 pages
...secession. He would enforce the constitutional obligation to return fugitive slaves, but he would also "hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and . . . collect the duties and imposts." He would not deny "the very high respect and consideration"...
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The Civil War and the Constitution 1859-1865, Vol. 1, Volume 1

John W. Burgess - History - 2005 - 352 pages
...of the Union should be faithfully executed in all the "States." And he announced his determination to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the United States Government, and to collect the duties and the imposts everywhere. Here was certainly...
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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - Political Science - 2006 - 374 pages
...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,...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...
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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - History - 2006 - 265 pages
...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...government, and to collect the duties and imposts." This had your distinct approval at the time; and, taken in connection with the order I immediately...
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America's Forgotten History: Part Two - Rupture

Mark David Ledbetter - Enlightenment - 2007 - 472 pages
...there shall be none, unless it be forced upon the national authority. The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property...government, and to collect the duties and imposts; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion The last two paragraphs...
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The American Civil War: An Anthology of Essential Writings

Ian Frederick Finseth - History - 2006 - 629 pages
...there shall be none, unless it be forced upon the national authority. The power confided to me, will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property,...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 against...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...and there shall be none unless it is forced upon the National authority. The power confided to me mil be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the Government, and collect the duties and imposts ; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects there will be no...
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