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" In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow-countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you. You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no oath registered in heaven to destroy... "
Campaign of '84: Biographies of James G. Blaine, the Republican candidate ... - Page 122
by Thomas Valentine Cooper, Hector Tyndale Fenton - 1884 - 503 pages
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America's Forgotten History: Part Two. Rupture

Mark David Ledbetter - Enlightenment - 2007 - 472 pages
...of the finest pieces 409 of rhetoric ever penned: In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war....solemn one to "preserve, protect, and defend it." This is such a fine piece of writing we are almost willing to forgive Lincoln the war. It is quite...
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Father Abraham : Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery: Lincoln's ...

Richard Striner Professor of History Washington College - Political Science - 2006 - 320 pages
Lincoln is the single most compelling figure in our history, but also one of the most enigmatic. Was he the Great Emancipator, a man of deep convictions who ended slavery in ...
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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - Political Science - 2006 - 376 pages
...Southerners that they would give him what he wanted or there would be war and it would be their fault: "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellowcountrymen,...conflict without being yourselves the aggressors." Translation: "Stand and deliver". Lincoln was advised to employ this tactic by his friend Senator Orville...
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The Bachini Debacle

Eric Eckelman - Fiction - 2006 - 280 pages
...Lincoln even warned the South in his Inaugural Address. And, I quote: government will not assail you ...You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy...solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it...'." "So, he was resolved to save the entire Union?" a man asked. "I think that would be safe to say. Along...
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The Quotable Manager: Inspiration for Business and Life

Joel J. Weiss
...inaugural address, he concisely warned the south: "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you you have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one...
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The Time of Slavery

Elizabeth Sirimarco - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2006 - 114 pages
...in March of 1861, Lincoln urged the Confederates not to start a civil war, saying they had no right "to destroy the government, while I shall have the...most solemn one to preserve, protect, and defend it." But when, in April, Confederates attacked Fort Sumter, a Union garrison off the coast CHARLESTON MERCURY...
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Capital Speculations: Writing and Building Washington, Part 3

Sarah Luria - History - 2006 - 196 pages
...in the citizens' hands and not the government's: "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you" (emphasis original).47 So, too, in Lincoln's second address the Union is on the defensive; it did not...
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The Distaff Civil War

Robert E. Denney - History - 2002 - 400 pages
...authority." Driving the point further, Lincoln stated, In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine is the momentous issue of civil war. The government shall not assail you. You can have no conflict, without being yourselves the aggressors. You have no...
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Architects of Political Change: Constitutional Quandaries and Social Choice ...

Norman Schofield - Political Science - 2006
...hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war ... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government while / shall have the most solemn one to "preserve, protect and defend" it. 11 Iz See Fehrenbacher (1989^...
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The Radical and the Republican: Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, and the ...

James Oakes - History - 2007 - 328 pages
...CW, vol. 4, pp. 268-69. war was entirely its own. "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war....registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while / shall have the most solemn one to 'preserve, protect and defend' it."8 Lincoln's words were so blunt,...
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