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" But I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than a dissolution of the Union. It would be an accumulation of all the evils we complain of, and I am willing to sacrifice everything but honor for its preservation. I hope, therefore, that all... "
Robert E. Lee - Page 91
by Philip Alexander Bruce - 1907 - 380 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 106

Current events - 1910
...opposed to secession both in theory and in practice. In January, 1861, he wrote, 'I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than a dissolution...sacrifice everything but honor for its preservation. . . . Secession is nothing but revolution. The framers of our Constitution never exhausted so much...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 114

1914
...stupid, fatal, intolerable folly. This was what Robert E. Lee meant when he said: 'I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than a dissolution of the Union.' And again, 'Secession is nothing but revolution." And yet again, 'It is idle to talk of secession....
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Personal Reminiscences, Anecdotes, and Letters of Gen. Robert E. Lee

John William Jones - Generals - 1875 - 509 pages
...prosperity and institutions, and would defend any State, if her rights were inA vaded. But I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country} than a dissolution...evils we complain of, and I am willing to sacrifice every thing but honor for its preservation. I hope, therefore, that all constitutional means will be...
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Personal Reminiscences, Anecdotes, and Letters of Gen. Robert E. Lee

John William Jones - Generals - 1875 - 509 pages
...and institutions, and would defend any State,' if her rights were invaded. But I can anticipate uo greater calamity for the country than a dissolution...evils we complain of, and I am willing to sacrifice every thing but honor for its preservation. I hope, therefore, that all constitutional means will be...
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Ceremonies connected with the inauguration of the mausoleum and the ...

John Warwick Daniel - 1883
...prosperity and institutions, and would defend any State if her rights were invaded. But I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than a dissolution of the Union. It would be an accumulation of all evils we complain of, and I am willing to sacrifice everything but honor for its preservation. I hope,...
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Ceremonies Connected with the Inauguration of the Mausoleum and ..., Volume 3

Lee Memorial Association - Lee Statue (Lexington, Va.) - 1883 - 83 pages
...prosperity and institutions, and would defend any State if her rights were invaded. But I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than a dissolution of the Union. It would be an accumulation of all evils we complain of, and I am willing to sacrifice everything but honor for its preservation. I hope,...
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Across the continent with the Fifth Cavalry

United States - 1883 - 705 pages
...American citizen I take great pride in my country, her prosperity and institutions. ... I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than a dissolution of the Union. . . . Secession is nothing but revolution. . . . The framers of the Constitution provided for a perpetual...
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Memoirs of Robert E. Lee: his military and personal history, embracing a ...

Armistead Lindsay Long, Marcus Joseph Wright - Generals - 1886 - 707 pages
...prosperity, and her institutions, and would defend any State if her rights were invaded. But I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than a dissolution...sacrifice everything but honor for its preservation. I hope, therefore, that all constitutional means will be exhausted before there is a resort to force....
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southern historical society papers

Edited by R. A. Brock, Secretary of the Souther Historical Society - 1889
...State if her rights were invaded. But I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than the dissolution of the Union. It would be an accumulation...sacrifice everything but honor for its preservation. I hope, therefore, that all constitutional means will be exhausted before there is a resort to force....
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Papers, Volume 17

Southern Historical Society - 1889
...State if her rights were invaded. But I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than the dissolution of the Union. It would be an accumulation...sacrifice everything but honor for its preservation. I hope, therefore, that all constitutional means will be exhausted before there is a resort to force....
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