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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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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - Political Science - 2006 - 374 pages
...these objects, there will be no invasion, no using of force against or among the people anywhere... 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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The Wizard and the Warrior: Leading with Passion and Power

Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E. Deal - Business & Economics - 2011 - 256 pages
...questions as to terms of intercourse are again upon you."48 He closed with a passionate, poetic plea: 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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America's Forgotten History: Part Two - Rupture

Mark David Ledbetter - Enlightenment - 2007 - 472 pages
...of the finest pieces 409 of rhetoric ever penned: 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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The American Civil War: An Anthology of Essential Writings

Ian Frederick Finseth - History - 2006 - 629 pages
...adjust in the best way all our present difficulty. 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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The Bachini Debacle

Eric Eckelman - Fiction - 2006 - 280 pages
...Lincoln even warned the South in his Inaugural Address. And, I quote: government will not assail you ...You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy...solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it...'." "So, he was resolved to save the entire Union?" a man asked. "I think that would be safe to say. Along...
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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...the use of force, and would respond accordingly: "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 / shall have...
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The Quotable Manager: Inspiration for Business and Life: Inspiration for ...

Business & Economics
...inaugural address, he concisely warned the south: "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 have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one...
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The Time of Slavery

Elizabeth Sirimarco - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 114 pages
...in March of 1861, Lincoln urged the Confederates not to start a civil war, saying they had no right "to destroy the government, while I shall have the...most solemn one to preserve, protect, and defend it." But when, in April, Confederates attacked Fort Sumter, a Union garrison off the coast CHARLESTON MERCURY...
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Capital Speculations: Writing and Building Washington, D.C.

Sarah Luria - History - 2006 - 196 pages
...in the citizens' hands and not the government's: "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you" (emphasis original).47 So, too, in Lincoln's second address the Union is on the defensive; it did not...
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We Hold These Truths

Randall Norman Desoto - Religion - 2007 - 262 pages
...forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust in the best way all our present difficulty. In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen,...will not assail you. You can have no conflict without yourselves being the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the government, while...
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