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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... "
The Massachusetts register. Serial no., 94 - Page 119
by Massachusetts register - 1862
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Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

Allen C. Guelzo - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 528 pages
...serious cause for so drastic an act as secession, and no serious cause to challenge his determination to "hold, occupy, and possess the property, and places belonging to the government." There would be no "invasion" — and on that score, very likely no attempt to repossess the federal...
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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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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 "beyond what may be...
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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 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...
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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 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...
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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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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 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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The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

Sean Wilentz - History - 2006 - 1044 pages
...secession. He would enforce the constitutional obligation to return fugitive slaves, but he would also "hold, occupy, and possess the property and places...government, and . . . collect the duties and imposts." He would not deny "the very high respect and consideration" due Supreme Court rulings on constitutional...
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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, 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...
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