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" 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 will become all one thing, or all the other.... "
American History - Page 362
by James Alton James, Albert Hart Sanford - 1909 - 565 pages
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Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War

Benson Bobrick - History - 2008 - 288 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 of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in...
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A House Divided: The Antebellum Slavery Debates in America, 1776-1865

Mason I. Lowance - History - 2003 - 492 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 of slavery will . . . place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate...
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The American Civil War

Cole Christian Kingseed - History - 2004 - 185 pages
...not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. "A house divided against...other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in belief that it is in the...
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A Pictorial History of the Confederacy

John Chandler Griffin - History - 2004 - 228 pages
...immediately checked and eventually abolished: "In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. A house divided against itself...other. Either the opponents of slavery will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in...
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The Deconstitutionalization of America: The Forgotten Frailties of ...

Roger Milton Barrus, John H. Eastby, Joseph H. Lane, Jr., David E. Marion, James F. Pontuso - History - 2004 - 162 pages
...and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is 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." 4 ' In this situation, Lincoln argued, those...
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Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America

Allen C. Guelzo, Henry R Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies Allen C Guelzo, Director of the Civil War Era Studies Program Allen C Guelzo - History - 2004 - 332 pages
...it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the 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. Lincoln only meant by this that Kansas-Nebraska,...
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Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America

Allen C. Guelzo, Henry R Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies Allen C Guelzo, Director of the Civil War Era Studies Program Allen C Guelzo - History - 2004 - 332 pages
...stand." N I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents of slavery, will arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in...
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The Library Of Original Sources: 1833-1865

Oliver J. Thatcher - History - 2004 - 452 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 of slavery will arrest the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in...
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Confederate Military History: A Library of Confederate States History ...

Clement A. Evans - History - 2004 - 776 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 of slavery will arrest the further spread of it and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in...
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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Arnold Douglas - History - 2004 - 340 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 of slavery ivill arrest the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief...
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