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" A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved; I do not expect the house to fall; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It... "
Great Debates in American History: State rights (1798-1861); slavery (1858-1861) - Page 107
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Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ...

Frank Crosby - Presidents - 1865 - 506 pages
...place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well aa new — North as well as South. " Have we no tendency to the latter condition...
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Synopsis of the American War

Joshua Rhodes Balme - United States - 1866 - 314 pages
...dissolved, I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the states, old as well as new — North as well as South." After quoting this paragraph, me thinks...
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War of the Rebellion; Or, Scylla and Charybdis

Henry Stuart Foote - Slavery - 1866 - 674 pages
...place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in a course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push, it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the states, old as well as new, North as well as South." Mr. Douglas as little believed with the moonstruck...
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The History of Abraham Lincoln, and the Overthrow of Slavery

Isaac N. Arnold - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1866 - 750 pages
...it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the coarse of ultimate extinction; or its advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new— North as well a' South. Have we no tendency to the latter condition?...
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Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America from Washington to ...

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Politics, Practical - 1867 - 510 pages
...cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all another. Either the opponeuis of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South. that, if any one man choose to enslave another,...
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Men of Our Times; Or, Leading Patriots of the Day: Being Narratives of the ...

Harriet Beecher Stowe - Generals - 1868 - 606 pages
...Convention: — If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South." In this brief statement, Mr. Lincoln sot forth...
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Men of Out Times

Harriet Beecher Stowe - United States - 1868 - 658 pages
...Convention: — If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South." In this brief statement, Mr. Lincoln set forth...
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Men of Our Times; Or, Leading Patriots of the Day: Being Narratives of the ...

Harriet Beecher Stowe - Generals - 1868 - 606 pages
...— I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South." In this brief statement, Mr. Lincoln set forth...
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Scraps from the Prison Table: At Camp Chase and Johnson's Island

Joseph Barbière - Camp Chase (Ohio) - 1868 - 428 pages
...I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect that it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents...the course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward until it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North...
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Scraps from the Prison Table: At Camp Chase and Johnson's Island

Joseph Barbière - Camp Chase (Ohio) - 1868 - 442 pages
...I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect that it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents...the course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward until it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North...
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