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" One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was somehow the cause of... "
The Martyr's Monument: Being the Patriotism and Political Wisdom of Abraham ... - Page 279
by Abraham Lincoln - 1885 - 297 pages
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The American Popular Speaker: Designed for the Use of Schools, Lyceums ...

Josiah Rhinehart Sypher - Elocution - 1870 - 384 pages
...let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish ; and the war came the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend this...object for which the insurgents would rend the Union by war, while Government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlargement of...
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History of the American Civil War: Containing the events from the ...

John William Draper - United States - 1870
...nation survive ; the other would accept war rather than let it perish — and war came. One eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localized in the Sou them part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and lucrative interest. All knew that this...
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The Model Speaker: Consisting of Exercises in Prose and Poetry. For the Use ...

Philip Lawrence - English language - 1870 - 395 pages
...nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish ; and the war came. One eighth of the whole population were colored slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but located in the Southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All...
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A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose

Charles Mackay - English prose - 1872 - 534 pages
...would make war rather than let the nation survive ; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came. One-eighth of the whole population were coloured slaves, not distributed generally over the Union, but localised in the southern part of it....
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Analytical Fourth [-sixth] Reader: Containing Practical Directions for ...

Richard Edwards - 1867
...the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish ; and the war came. 4. One-eighth of the whole population were colored slaves,...of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend the interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war, while the government...
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The Presidents and Their Administrations: A Handbook of Political Parties ...

Lewis O. Thompson - 1873 - 320 pages
...would make war rather than let the nation survive ; and the other would rather accept war than let it perish, and the war came. One-eighth of the whole...slaves constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. AD knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend...
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The Sixth Reader: Consisting of Extracts in Prose and Verse, with ...

George Stillman Hillard - Elocution - 1873 - 436 pages
...in the southern part of it. These slaves constituted a peculiar and 10 powerful interest. All'knew that this interest was somehow the cause of the war....object for which the insurgents would rend the Union by war, while government claimed no right to do more than to restrict the territorial enlarge15 ment...
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Warren's Reading Selection

M. Josephine Warren - Readers and speakers - 1879 - 408 pages
...them would make war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would accept war rather than let it perish ; and the war came. One-eighth of the whole...of the war. To strengthen, perpetuate, and extend the interest was the object for which the insurgents would rend the Union, even by war, while the government...
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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Godfrey Leland - 1879 - 246 pages
...accept war rather than let it perish — and the war came. One-eighth of the population were slaves, who constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was the cause of the war. To strengthen and perpetuate this interest was the object for which the insurgents...
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Abraham Lincoln and the Abolition of Slavery in the United States

Charles Godfrey Leland - United States - 1879 - 250 pages
...accept war rather than let it perish^and the war came. One-eighth of the population were slaves, who constituted a peculiar and powerful interest. All knew that this interest was the cause of the war. To strengthen and perpetuate this interest was the object for which the insurgents...
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