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" Must a government of necessity be too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence? "
Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ... - Page 122
by Frank Crosby - 1865 - 476 pages
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Josiah Gilbert Holland - LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, 1809-1865 - 1866 - 544 pages
...their government, and thus practically put an end to free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask, 'Is there 'in all republics, this inherent and...for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to mamtain its own existence ? ' " The attempt of some of the border states to maintain a sort of armed...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Josiah Gilbert Holland - LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, 1809-1865 - 1866 - 544 pages
...practically put an end to free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask, ' Is there in all republies, this inherent and fatal weakness?' 'Must a government,...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?"' The attempt of some of the border states to maintain a sort of armed neutrality — as illustrated...
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Report of the ... Meeting of the National Conference of ..., Volumes 2-6

National Conference of Unitarian and Other Christian Churches - 1866
...church which Abraham Lincoln formulated so accurately for a free state. "The question is," he said, "must a government of necessity be too strong for...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence?" We regard this as substantially the interesting question of our present Conference, and of all our...
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History of the American Civil War: Containing the events from the ...

John William Draper - United States - 1868
...arbitrarily or not at all, break up the government. It forces us to ask, " Is there in all republics an inherent and fatal weakness?" "Must a government,...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ?" Under these circumstances, the government was compelled to resist the force employed for its destruction...
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HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

JOHN WILLIAM DRAPER - 1868
...arbitrarily or not at all, break up the government. It forces us to ask," Is there in all republics an inherent and fatal weakness ?" " Must a government,...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ?" e government \ . , „ i ~i f> • , Under these circumstances, the government was compelled to...
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Republicanism in America: A History of the Colonial and Republican ...

Rolander Guy McClellan - United States - 1872 - 653 pages
...their Goyernment, and thus practically put an end to free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask: ' Is there, in all Republics, this inherent and...fatal weakness ?' " Must a Government of necessity bo too strong for the liberties of its own people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ? " So...
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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
...their government, and thus practically put an end to free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask, ' Is there in all republics this inherent and...the issue, no choice was left but to call out the war-power of the Government, and so to resist force employed for its destruction by force for its preservation."...
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Republicanism in America: a History of the Colonial and Republican ...

R. Guy M'Clellan - United States - 1875 - 665 pages
...Government, and thus practically put an end to free government upon the earth. It forces us to aak: ' Is there, in all Republics, this inherent and fatal...the •war power of the Government, and so to resist force employed for its destruction by force for its preservation. * * " Again, if one State may secede,...
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"Ours".: Annals of 10th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers in the Rebellion

Joseph Keith Newell - Massachusetts - 1875 - 609 pages
...you. " In his message to Congress, the President of the United States says the question at issue is ' must a government of necessity be too strong for the...people, or too weak to maintain its own existence ?' These are momentous questions. You believe that a free government has power to sustain itself, and...
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History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, Volume 3

Henry Wilson - Slavery - 1877
...their government, and thus practically put an end to free government upon the earth. It forces us to ask : ' Is there in all republics this inherent and...maintain its own existence ? " So viewing the issue," he said, " no choice was left but to call out the war power of the government, and so to resist force...
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