Life of Abraham Lincoln (of Illinois.): with a consensed view of his most important speeches; also a sketch of the life of Hannibal Hamlin (of Maine.) / by J. H. Barrett

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Asher & Co., 1860 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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Page 169 - position of the two persons who stand before the State as candidates for the Senate. Senator Douglas is of world-wide renown. All the anxious politicians of his party, or who have been of his party for years past, have been looking upon him as certainly, at no distant day, to be the President, of the
Page 207 - That Congress has no power under the Constitution to interfere with or control the domestic institutions of the several States; and that all such States are the sole and proper judges of everything appertaining to their own affairs not prohibited by the Constitution.
Page 178 - not stand to-day pledged to the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. Q. 5. " I desire him to answer whether he stands pledged to the prohibition of the slave-trade between the different States? " A. I do not stand pledged to the prohibition of the slavetrade between the different States.
Page 45 - war, I fought, bled, and came away. Speaking of Gen. Cass's career, reminds me of my own. I was not at Stillman's defeat, but I was about as near it. as Cass to Hull's surrender; and like him, I •aw the place very soon afterward. It
Page 140 - that all who contend it does, do so only because they want to vote, eat and sleep, and marry with negroes ! He will have it that they can not be consistent else. Now, I protest against the counterfeit logic which concludes that, because I do not want a black woman for a slave t must necessarily want her for a wife.
Page 128 - Resolved, That the spirit of our institutions, as well as the Constitution of our country, guarantees the liberty of conscience as well as political freedom, and that we will proscribe' no one by legislation or otherwise, on account of religious opinions, or in consequence of place of birth. Resolved, That in Lyman Trumbull,
Page 183 - THE FATHERS. I see in the Judge's speech here a short sentence in these words: " Our fathers, when they formed this Government under which we live, understood this question just as well, and even better than
Page 186 - 1 have told you what we mean to do. I want to know, now. when that thing takes place, what you mean to do. I often hear it intimated that you mean to divide the Union whenever a Republican, or anything like it. is elected President of the United States. [A voice,
Page 135 - Judicial decisions are of greater or less authority as precedents, according to circumstances. That this should be so, accords both with common sense, and the customary understanding of the legal profession. But when, as is true, we find it wanting in all these claims to
Page 166 - not carry themselves back into that glorious epoch and make themselves feel that they are part of us; but when they look through that old Declaration of Independence, they find that those old men say that " We hold these truths to be self-evident,

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