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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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History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880: 1800-1880

George Washington Williams - African Americans - 1882 - 640 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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History of American Politics (non-partisan): Embracing a History of the ...

Walter Raleigh Houghton - Political parties - 1882 - 586 pages
...cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents rf 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." Lincoln's speech at Springfield, and on...
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The Lives and Graves of Our Presidents

George Sumner Weaver - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1883 - 612 pages
...opening : "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...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the states, old as well as new, north as well as south." The speech went on to show what the advocates...
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Campaign of '84: Biographies of James G. Blaine, the Republican Candidate ...

Thomas Valentine Cooper - Political parties - 1884 - 530 pages
...since a policy was initiated with the avowed object, and confident promise of putting an end to the slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy,...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new — North as well as South." Douglas arrived in Chicago on the 9th of...
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Politics and Politicians: A Succinct History of the Politics of Illinois ...

David W. Lusk - Illinois - 1884 - 604 pages
...end to slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not cased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion it will...the course of ultimate extinction, or, its advocates will put it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North...
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Representative American Orations to Illustrate American Political ..., Volume 3

Alexander Johnston - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1884 - 430 pages
...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...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old and new, North as well as South. Have we no tendency to the latter condition ? Let...
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Magazine of Western History, Volume 14

United States - 1891 - 800 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 and new—north as well as south." On October 25, 1858, Gov. Seward, in a political...
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The Lives and Graves of Our Presidents

George Sumner Weaver - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1884 - 600 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." The speech went on to show what the advocates...
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Campaign of '84: Biographies of S. Grover Cleveland, the Democratic ...

Benjamin La Fevre, Benjamin Le Fevre - Political parties - 1884 - 532 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...advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawfiil in all the States, old as well as new—North as well as South." Douglas arrived in Chicago...
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Politics and Politicians: A Succinct History of the Politics of Illinois ...

David W. Lusk - Illinois - 1884 - 588 pages
...slavery will arrest the further spread of it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States — old as well as new, North as well as South.' " " There you find that Mr. Lincoln lays...
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