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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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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time

Allen Thorndike Rice - Presidents - 1886 - 804 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 as well as new, North as well as South.' " * * In this speech to the Republican State...
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Life of Schuyler Colfax

Ovando James Hollister - 1886 - 570 pages
...Lincoln had spoken at the State Convention of the Republicans, saying : " 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." To this conclusion five years of agitation...
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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time

Allen Thorndike Rice - United States - 1886 - 924 pages
...arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief.that it is in the course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South." To the pro-slavery, sensitive, prejudiced,...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volume 33

Henry Allon - Christianity - 1861 - 594 pages
...arrest the farther spread of it, and place 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.' In his more memorable controversies with...
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Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political ..., Issue 3

Johns Hopkins University - Baltimore (Md.) - 1887 - 204 pages
...slavery agitation. Under the operation of that policy that agitation has not only not ceased, but is constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South." The blast of the trumpet gave no uncertain...
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Political Science Quarterly, Volume 2

Electronic journals - 1887 - 732 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...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the states, old as well as new, North as well as South. 1 That slavery, through restriction and the...
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The Lawyer: The Statesman and the Soldier

George Sewall Boutwell - United States - 1887 - 252 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...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South." To the pro-slavery, sensitive, prejudiced,...
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The Granite Monthly: A Magazine of Literature, History and State ..., Volume 10

Henry Harrison Metcalf, John Norris McClintock - Local history - 1887 - 476 pages
...place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief tint it is in course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the ,-i. •!>•-., old as well s new, No'th as well aa South " The course of Mr. Douglas having...
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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time

Allen Thorndike Rice - United States - 1886 - 800 pages
...much : " 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." To the pro-slavery, sensitive, prejudiced,...
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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln, by Distinguished Men of His Time

Allen Thorndike Rice - Presidents - 1888 - 802 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,...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South.'" * * In this speech to the Republican State...
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