Recollections of President Lincoln and His Administration

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Harper & Brothers, 1891 - United States - 470 pages
Recollections of L.E. Chittenden who served as the Register of the Treasury in Lincoln's administration.
 

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Page 163 - I AM the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, and out of the house of bondage.
Page 89 - The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the Government, and to collect the duties and imposts...
Page 445 - With rebellion thus sugar-coated they have been drugging the public mind of their section for more than thirty years, and until at length they have brought many good men to a willingness to take up arms against the Government...
Page 282 - ... and fighting our ain battles. But when the hour of trouble comes to the mind or to the body — and seldom may it visit your Leddyship— and when the hour of death comes, that comes to high and low — lang and late may it be yours ! — Oh, my Leddy, then it isna what we hae dune for oursells, but what we hae dune for others, that we think on maist pleasantly.
Page 98 - Secession is nothing but revolution. The framers of our Constitution never exhausted so much labor, wisdom, and forbearance in its formation, and surrounded it with so many guards and securities, if it was intended to be broken by every member of the Confederacy at will. It is intended for "perpetual union...
Page 322 - We have now ended the sixth day of very heavy fighting. The result, to this time, is much in our favor. Our losses have been heavy, as well as those of the enemy. I think the loss of the enemy must be greater. We have taken over five thousand prisoners by battle, while he has taken from us but few, except stragglers. I PROPOSE TO FIGHT IT OUT ON THIS LINE IF IT TAKES ALL SUMMER.
Page 44 - Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, having received a majority of the whole number of electoral votes, is duly elected President of the United States for the four years commencing on the 4th of March, 1861.
Page 89 - I therefore consider that in view of the Constitution and the laws the Union is unbroken, and to the extent of my ability I shall take care, as the Constitution itself expressly enjoins upon me, that the laws of the Union be faithfully executed in all the States.
Page 143 - Nor have I been tempted at all by suggestions that cases might be found in history where Great Britain refused to yield to other nations, and even to ourselves, claims like that which is now before us.
Page 43 - Constitution, to open the certificates of election in the presence of the two Houses. And I now proceed to 'the performance of that duty.

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