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" National authority would render the war unnecessary, and it would at once cease. If, however, resistance continues, the war must also continue, and... "
Message of the President of the United States and Accompanying Documents - Page 16
by Abraham Lincoln (President of the United States), United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln) - 1861 - 441 pages
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Lincoln: An Account of His Personal Life, Especially of Its Springs of ...

Nathaniel Wright Stephenson - Presidents - 1922 - 474 pages
...slavery question except the admonition — so unsatisfactory to Chandler and all his sort — that while "the Union must be preserved, and hence all indispensable means must be employed," Congress should "not be in haste to determine that radical and extreme measures, which may reach the...
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The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln

Anna Maria Rose Wright - Determination (Personality trait) - 1925 - 422 pages
...and its people immediately interested. It is proposed as a matter of perfectly free choice to them. "The Union must be preserved and hence all indispensable means must be employed. War has been made and continues to be an indispensable means to this end. Upon acceptance of this national...
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Das Staatsarchiv: Sammlung der offiziellen Aktenstücke zur ..., Volume 1

History, Modern - 1861
...obligations of law, instead of transcending I have adhered to the act of Congress to confiscate property, and for insurrectionary purposes. If a new law upon the...considered. The Union must be preserved, and hence all dispensable means must be employed. We should not be in haste to determine that radical and extreme...
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Today's Education

1921
...Education of an American Citizen- --The Main Issue EDWARD O. SISSON Reed College, PcrtlanJ, Oregon The Union must be preserved: and hence all indispensable means must be employed. — Abraham Lincoln, in his Annual Message to Congress, December 3, 1861. OF THE FUTURE we may be sure...
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A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865

Russell Frank Weigley - History - 2000 - 612 pages
...in which he had warned against the danger of remorseless revolutionary struggle, he had also said: "The Union must be preserved, and hence, all indispensable means must be employed."11 In his message of March 6 on gradual emancipation he reminded Congress of those words,''1...
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The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South

John Syrett - History - 2005 - 282 pages
...more deliberate action of the legislature." As for legislation, he had "adhered" to the first act, and if "a new law upon the same subject shall be proposed, its propriety will be duly considered." He had done nothing to enforce the first act, as we have seen, nor had he tried to prevent its implementation....
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The Lincolns in the White House: Four Years That Shattered a Family

Jerrold M. Packard - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 290 pages
...of December, Lincoln sent his formal annual message to the Congress, serving that body notice that "the Union must be preserved, and hence, all indispensable means must be employed," and prophesying that "the struggle of today is not altogether for today — it is for a vast future...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...prudence, as well as the obligations of law, instead of transcending, I have adhered to the act of Congress to confiscate property used for insurrectionary...proposed, its propriety will be duly considered. The Uniob must be preserved ; and hence all indispensable means must be employed. We should not be in haste...
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Charles Sumner

Moorfield Storey - Legislators - 1900 - 466 pages
...to freeing the slaves of rebel owners. The tendency of his mind was indicated by his declaration : " The Union must be preserved, and hence all indispensable means must be employed ; " but his doubts found expression in the qualifying clause : " We should not be in haste to determine...
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HISTORY OF THE GREAT REBELLION

THOMAS P. KETTELL - 1866
...perfectly free choice with them. In the annual Mes* sage, last December, I thought fit to^ say : ' The Union must be preserved, and hence all indispensable means must be employed.' I said this not hastily, but deliberately. War has been, and continues to be, an indispensaDle means...
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