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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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In the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863

Edward L. Ayers, President and Professor of History Edward L Ayers - History - 2003 - 472 pages
...of the administration shall be more clearly indicated by its acts." Lincoln announced that he would "hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the Government," by which people knew he meant, most pressingly, Fort Sumter. But he also announced that "there will...
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The Chase Court : Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

Jonathan Lurie, Salmon Portland Chase - History - 2004 - 247 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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American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes

Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, Gary J. Jacobsohn - Political Science - 2004 - 1095 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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A Pictorial History of the Confederacy

John Chandler Griffin - History - 2004 - 228 pages
...conciliatory, though he sounded an ominous note at the end when he stated: "The power confided in me, will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property, and places belonging to the government; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion — no using offerce...
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The Visionary: A Tale of Old Chautauqua, the Great Lakes, and Beyond

Douglas Houck - Fiction - 2004 - 440 pages
...addressed the problem of succession in his inaugural speech by proclaiming, "The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the Government of the United States." Lincoln threw down the gauntlet and meant to hold all the remaining forts in...
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Confederate Military History: A Library of Confederate States ..., Volume 10

Clement A. Evans - 2004 - 760 pages
...terms, while denying the right of a State to secede, or to plainly avow his intention unqualifiedly to hold, occupy and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and collect the duties and imports. While regarding these as duties devolving on his office, he said, that...
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The Most Fearful Ordeal: Original Coverage of the Civil War by Writers and ...

James M. McPherson - History - 2004 - 420 pages
...and therein said, I now repeat, "The power confided in me will be used to hold, occupy and possess property and places belonging to the Government, and to collect the duties and imports; but beyond what is necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion, no using of force...
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The Great Tax Wars: Lincoln--Teddy Roosevelt--Wilson How the Income Tax ...

Steven R. Weisman - Business & Economics - 2004 - 432 pages
...firm and majestic. It sounded a note of economic necessity as well as moral principle by promising "to hold, occupy and possess the property, and places belonging to the federal government." More memorably, Lincoln spoke of his optimism that "the mystic chords of memory"...
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Abraham Lincoln, President-elect: The Four Critical Months from Election to ...

Larry D. Mansch - History - 2005 - 228 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...
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New Sat Rea: The Very Best Coaching & Study Course

Mel Friedman, Lina Miceli, Robert Bell, Michael Lee, Sally Wood, Adel Arshaghi, Suzanne Coffield, Michael McIrvin, Anita Price Davis, Research & Education Association, George DeLuca, Joseph Fili, Marilyn Gilbert, Bernice E. Goldberg, Leonard Kenner - Study Aids - 2005 - 868 pages
...be no bloodshed or violence, and there shall be none unless it be forced upon the national authority to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places...the Government and to collect the duties and imposts . . . beyond what may be necessary for these objects, there will be no invasion, no using of force...
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