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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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Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power

Jeremy D. Bailey - Political Science - 2007
...to draw a line in the sand to confederates. "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." Rather than serving as a contract with which a president may be bound or even entrapped, the oath became...
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The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the ...

James Oakes - History - 2007 - 328 pages
...CW, vol. 4, pp. 268-69. war was entirely its 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 / shall have...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years and the War Years

Carl Sandburg - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 463 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 ihe government, while / shall have...
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The Puritan Origins of American Patriotism

George McKenna - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 431 pages
...Inaugural he spoke directly to the secessionist leaders: "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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Broken Government: How Republican Rule Destroyed the Legislative, Executive ...

John Wesley Dean - Political Science - 2007 - 332 pages
...security which is most favorable to calm thought and reflection." He closed this address by noting, " You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy the...solemn one to 'preserve, protect, and defend it.' " Is there any time when a president can halt the government in its additional background information...
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to The South: (And Why It Will Rise Again)

Clint Johnson - History - 2007 - 288 pages
...March 1861, President Lincoln sounded a conciliatory tone: In your hands, my dissatisfied countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war....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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Decisive Battles of the U.S.A., 1776-1918

J. F. C. Fuller - History - 2007 - 416 pages
...Lincoln, then fifty-one years of age, addressed an earnest appeal to the South, concluding it by saying: "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen,...not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors." CHAPTER VI THE SEVEN DAYS' BATTLE...
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The Causes of the Civil War: The Political, Cultural, Economic and ...

Paul Calore - History - 2014 - 308 pages
...I have no inclination to do so." But in a veiled threat he reminded the rebellious southern states, "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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Lincoln's Legacy: Ethics and Politics

Phillip Shaw Paludan - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 85 pages
...paragraph a sharp distinction between his moral situation and that of his dissatisfied countrymen: "You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy...solemn one to 'preserve, protect, and defend' it." Pennsylvania Avenue past the crowds, the riflemen watching from rooftops. Buchanan had a different...
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The Inspired Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln: How Faith Shaped an American ...

Philip L. Ostergard - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 272 pages
...in his conclusion to the First Inaugural Address: 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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