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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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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 13; Volume 35

Literature - 1888
...forsaken this favored land are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty. In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen,...issue of civil war. The Government will not assail you.u You can have no conflict, without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered...
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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House: Foolhardiness, Folly ...

David E. Johnson, Johnny Ray Johnson - History - 2004 - 247 pages
...countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war," he said in his inaugural address. "You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy...solemn one to 'preserve, protect, and defend' it." Historians have for decades rated Lincoln, mercilessly attacked in his day as "a country clown" and...
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The American Civil War

Cole Christian Kingseed - History - 2004 - 185 pages
...first move; that option resided with the South. "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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Presidential Performance: A Comprehensive Review

Max J. Skidmore - Biography & Autobiography - 2014 - 421 pages
...should not be. "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen," he proceeded to say in his Address, 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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Citizen Lincoln

Ward McAfee - History - 2004 - 229 pages
...closing words of Lincoln's inaugural were recalled: "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."62 Perpetuation of a stalemate was not in Lincoln's interest. He needed the crisis...
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Abraham Lincoln

Jeremy Roberts - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2004 - 112 pages
...own method of making decisions. He addressed Southerners: "In your hands, my dissatisfied countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail [attack] you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered...
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The Reunion

Tim Nichols - Fiction - 2005 - 240 pages
...nation. He pronounced the Union "unbroken" and directly addressed those who had presumed to have left it: "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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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
...needs to be no bloodshed on violence,” and he indicated that he would not be the one to declare wan: “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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Abraham Lincoln: The Life of America's Sixteenth President

Gary Jeffrey - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 48 pages
...CAROLINA MILITIA ITS SURRENPER. WE WILL NEVER I SURRENDER/ j IT WAS TO BE PRESIPENT BUCHANAN'S LAST ACT. IN YOUR HANDS, MY DISSATISFIED FELLOW-COUNTRYMEN,...YOU CAN HAVE NO CONFLICT WITHOUT BEING YOURSELVES THE AGGRESSORS. 1 HAVE NO PURPOSE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, TO INTERFERE WITH THE INSTITUTION OF SLAVERY...
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The Pony Express: A Primary Source History of the Race to Bring Mail to the ...

Simone Payment - History - 2004 - 64 pages
...either, you cease fighting, the identical old questions as to terms of intercourse are again upon you. 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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