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" In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ... - Page 103
by Frank Crosby - 1865 - 476 pages
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New Sat Rea: The Very Best Coaching & Study Course

Mel Friedman, Lina Miceli, Robert Bell, Michael Lee, Sally Wood, Adel Arshaghi, Suzanne Coffield, Michael McIrvin, Anita Price Davis, Research & Education Association, George DeLuca, Joseph Fili, Marilyn Gilbert, Bernice E. Goldberg, Leonard Kenner - Study Aids - 2005 - 868 pages
...to be no bloodshed or violence," and he indicated that he would not be the one to declare war: "ln your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and...You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the Government, while l shall have...
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The Lincoln-Douglas Senatorial Debates of 1858: A Primary Source Investigation

Jason Porterfield - History - 2004 - 64 pages
...government buildings and properties in the South. "You can have no conflict, without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in Heaven...solemn one to 'preserve, protect and defend' it," he told the South in his inaugural address. The Confederacy eventually fired the This December 20,...
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Awesome Creations and Evolution: New Age Book of Revelations

Kamran Pirnahad - Religion - 2005 - 340 pages
...blunders that had divided the nation in the first place. civil war. The government will not assail you.... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the...most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it." On Good Friday, April 14, 1865, Lincoln and his wife, along with General and Mrs. Grant, were to attend...
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Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered

John Channing Briggs - History - 2005 - 396 pages
...secession. The two motives became bound up with each other: Inyour hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war....You can have no conflict, without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the government, while / have the most...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 944 pages
...terms of intercourse, are again upon you. . . . "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war....You can have no conflict, without being yourselves the aggressors." He closed with the lyrical assurance that "the mystic chords of memory . . . will...
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Abraham Lincoln, President-elect: The Four Critical Months from Election to ...

Larry D. Mansch - History - 2005 - 228 pages
...poetically, the idea Seward's, the language his own: In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war....You can have no conflict, without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have...
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They Think You're Stupid: Why Democrats Lost Your Vote and what Republicans ...

Herman Cain - Political Science - 2005 - 216 pages
...your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the...most solemn one to preserve, protect, and defend it." 1863: President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which declared that "all persons held...
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And the War Came: The Slavery Quarrel and the American Civil War

Donald J. Meyers - History - 2005 - 284 pages
...steps of the Capitol with its dome still incomplete: "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war....You can have no conflict, without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1900

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - History - 2005 - 843 pages
...resolution of the crisis. Speaking to the South near the conclusion of his address, Lincoln added, "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen,...not in mine is the momentous issue of civil war." Then, reaching out once more in a moving and conciliatory gesture, he said: I am loath to close. We...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulties. In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen,...You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the Government; while I shall have...
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