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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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A Short History of the War of Secession, 1861-1865

Rossiter Johnson - United States - 1888 - 582 pages
...Government could not endure permanently half slave and half free. " Either the opponents 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." Why then, hating slavery personally, and understanding...
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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in ..., Volume 17

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1888
...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 as new, North as well as South. (" House-dividedagainst-itself speech.") So...
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Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson

William O. Stoddard - 1888 - 444 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 and new, North as well as South." " It is true," interrupted Mr. Herndon, " but is...
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Illinois, Historical and Statistical: Comprising the Essential ..., Volume 2

John Moses - Illinois - 1892 - 876 pages
...house to fall — but I do expect that it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the states, old as well as new, North as well as South." Before delivering this speech, Lincoln submitted...
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Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life ... The History ..., Volume 2

William Henry Herndon, Jesse William Weik - 1889 - 276 pages
...house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all the one thing or the other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest...extinction ; or its advocates will push it forward till it becomes alike lawful in all the states, old as well as new, North as well as South." The position of...
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Americanized Encyclopaedia Britannica: Revised and Amended : a ..., Volume 7

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1890 - 738 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 as new — North as well ля South." This speech was very differently received...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 2

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890
...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 as new, North as well as South." Then followed his demonstration, through the...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 2

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890 - 526 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 as new, North as well as South." . Then followed his demonstration, through...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator: A Biographical Sketch

Charles Wallace French - Presidents - 1891 - 414 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...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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National Magazine: A Monthly Journal of American History, Volume 13

United States - 1891 - 930 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." This great speech made Mr. Lincoln President....
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