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" He was not arrested because he was damaging the political 12 prospects of the Administration, or the personal interests of the commanding general, but because he was damaging the army, upon the existence and vigor of which the life of the nation depends. "
President Lincoln's Views - Page 3
by Abraham Lincoln - 1863 - 16 pages
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Deeds Done in Words: Presidential Rhetoric and the Genres of Governance

Karlyn Kohrs Campbell, Kathleen Hall Jamieson - History - 1990 - 275 pages
...from the army, and to leave the rebellion without an adequate military force to suppress it. . . . He was warring upon the military, and this gave the...constitutional jurisdiction to lay hands upon him. (319) Because the resolutions "support the administration in every constitutional and lawful measure...
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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 714 pages
...jailed because he was a political opponent of the administration or of the commanding general, Burnside, but "because he was damaging the army, upon the existence,...and vigor of which, the life of the nation depends." Then, in his most effective paragraph, the President noted that even his Albany petitioners had to...
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"Rally, Once Again!": Selected Civil War Writings of Alan T. Nolan

Alan T. Nolan - History - 2000 - 308 pages
...understanding that Vallandingham had been speaking to prevent the raising of troops. This, he said, was "warring upon the military; and this gave the military constitutional jurisdiction to lay hands on him." The president concluded with a reassurance. He expressed confidence that the "right of public...
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Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney: Slavery, Secession, and the President's War ...

James F. Simon - History - 2006 - 324 pages
...an adequate military force to suppress it. He was not arrested because he was damaging the political prospects of the Administration, or the personal interests...and vigor of which the life of the Nation depends." Lincoln maintained that Vallandigham's words were not protected by the Constitution because they undermined...
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This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War

James M. McPherson - History - 2007 - 272 pages
...from the army. Several enrollment officers had recently been murdered by draft resisters. Vallandigham "was damaging the army, upon the existence and vigor of which the life of the nation depends." Lincoln posed a rhetorical question that turned out to be the most powerful — and famous — illustration...
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Speeches and Writings 1859-1865: Speeches, Letters, and Miscellaneous ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1989 - 787 pages
...an adequate military force to suppress it. He was not arrested because he was damaging die political prospects of the Administration, or the personal interests...damaging the Army, upon the existence and vigor of which die life of the Nation depends. He was warring upon die Military, and diis gave die Military constitutional...
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NATIONAL HISTORY OF THE WAR FOR THE UNION, Cibil, Military and Nabal.

EVERT A. DUYCKINCK - 1861
...desertions from the army ; and to leave the rebellion without an adequate military force to suppress it. He was warring upon the military, and this gave the...military constitutional jurisdiction to lay hands upon him.77 There was, in fact, he maintained, a great distinction WAR FOR THE UNION. between the working...
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