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" ... brother officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying that both the Army and the Government needed a Dictator. Of course, it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command. Only those generals... "
History of the Twelfth Massachusetts Volunteers (Webster Regiment) - Page 89
by Benjamin F. Cook, James Beale - 1882 - 167 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 119

Current events - 1917
...successes can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is success, and I will risk the dictatorship. I much fear that the spirit, which you have aided to infuse into the Army, of criticizing their commander and withholding confidence from him, will now turn upon you. I shall assist...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1

Isaac Newton Arnold - Presidents - 1885 - 462 pages
...dictators. What i now ask of you is military success, and i will risk the dictatorship. The government wHl support you to the utmost of its ability, which is...spirit which you have aided to infuse into the army, of criticizing their commander and withholding confidence from him, will now turn upon you. I shall assist...
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Appleton's Cyclopędia of American Biography, Volume 3

James Grant Wilson, John Fiske - History - 1887
...your profession, in which you are right. You have confidence in yourself, which is a valuable if not indispensable quality. You are ambitious, which, within...all commanders. I much fear that the spirit which yon have aided to infuse into the army, of criticising their commander and withholding confidence from...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 7

John George Nicolay, John Hay - United States - 1890
...brother officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying s7 CHAP. iv. that both the army and the Government needed a dictator....spirit, which you have aided to infuse into the army, of criticizing their commander and withholding confidence from him, will now turn upon you. I shall assist...
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Abraham Lincoln: complete works, comprising his speeches, letters ..., Volume 2

Abraham Lincoln, John Hay - United States - 1894
...ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm ; but I think that during General Burnside's command of the army you have taken counsel...spirit which you have aided to infuse into the army, of criticizing their commander and withholding confidence from him, will now turn upon you. I shall assist...
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Complete Works, Volume 7

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1894
...letter has, in my judgment, no parallel. The mistaken magnanimity is almost equal to the prophecy: " I much fear that the spirit which you have aided to infuse into the army, of criticising their command and withholding confidence in him, will now turn upon you." Chancellorsville was the fulfillment....
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Abraham Lincoln: a lecture

Robert Green Ingersoll - Biography & Autobiography - 1895 - 53 pages
...letter has, in my judgment, no parallel. The mistaken magnanimity is almost equal to the prophecy : " I much fear that the spirit which you have aided to infuse into the army, of criticising their command and withholding confidence in him, will now turn upon you." Chancellorsville was the fulfillment....
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Abraham Lincoln's Stories and Speeches: Including "Early Life Stories ...

Abraham Lincoln - 1896 - 477 pages
...this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command. Only those Generals who win victories can set up Dictators. What I now ask of you is military...that the spirit which you have aided to infuse into tne army, of criticising their commander and withholding confidence from him, will now turn upon you....
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Lincoln: Passages from His Speeches and Letters

Abraham Lincoln - Biography & Autobiography - 1901 - 204 pages
...you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship. The government will support you to the 173 utmost of its ability, which is neither more nor less...spirit which you have aided to infuse into the army, of criticizing their commander and withholding confidence from him, will now turn upon you. I shall assist...
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Reminiscences of General Herman Haupt: giving hitherto unpublished official ...

Frank Abial Flower - Generals - 1901 - 331 pages
...support you to the extent of its ability, which is neither more nor less than it has done and will do to all commanders. I much fear that the spirit which...aided to infuse into the army, of criticising their commanders and withholding confidence from them, will now turn upon you. I shall assist you, as far...
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