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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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A Child's History of the United States, Volume 2

John Gilmary Shea - United States - 1872
...was duly inaugurated on the 4th of March. In his address he said : " The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the Government, and collect the duties and imports ; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be...
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Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States: With a ..., Volume 1

Joseph Story - Constitutional history - 1873 - 737 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 maybe necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion, no using of force against...
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Lincoln and Seward: Remarks Upon the Memorial Address of Chas. Francis Adams ...

Gideon Welles - 1874 - 215 pages
...before hia;.Ca,bineDwas organized. In his Inaugural Address he had said, " The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the Government." This was his policy; but the Secretary of State, who had different views, opposed sending reinforcements...
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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 9

Charles Sumner - Slavery - 1874
...there should IKJ no bloodshed or violence, unless forced upon the country, — that it was his duty to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the Government, — but, beyond what was necessary for this object, there should be no exercise of force, and the people...
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The Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War in the United States of ..., Volume 1

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1874
...National authority. The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property ami places belonging to the Government, and to collect the duties and imposts ; but beyond what may be but necessary for these objects, there will l>e no invasion, no using of force...
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The History of the Civil War in America: Comprising a Full and ..., Volume 1

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - United States - 1875
...shall be none, unless it is forced upon the national authority. The power confided to me will be nsed 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...
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The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary for General Knowledge, Volume 16

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1876
...administration afforded no ground to the southern states for apprehending any invasion of their rights, and that the power confided to him would be used "to hold,...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...
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The American Civil War Through British Eyes Dispatches from British ...

James J. Barnes, Patience P. Barnes - History - 2003 - 336 pages
...be faithfully executed in all the States." He goes on to say, "that the power confided to him will be used to hold, occupy and possess the Property and...Government, and to collect the Duties and Imposts." He deprecates bloodshed, but he does not declare, as Mr. Buchanan did, that the Government has absolutely...
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Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

Allen C. Guelzo - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 528 pages
...serious cause for so drastic an act as secession, and no serious cause to challenge his determination to "hold, occupy, and possess the property, and places belonging to the government." There would be no "invasion" — and on that score, very likely no attempt to repossess the federal...
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The Paradox of Progress: Economic Change, Individual Enterprise, and ...

Martin J. Hershock - History - 2003 - 324 pages
...found Lincoln's address disturbing: the new president's vow to use the power of the federal government "to hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the government" proved his determination to use coercion against the South. But after reconsidering the address, the...
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