Abraham Lincoln: The Nation's Leader in the Great Struggle Through which was Maintained the Existence of the United States

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National Tribune, 1888 - 467 pages
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Page 205 - who, while in the Cabinet of Buchanan, sent to the commander of a threatened revenue cutter the famous despatch: "If any man attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot! " Joseph Holt, of Kentucky, also a strong Union man, took the office of Secretary of War, made vacant by Floyd, who had added official dishonesty to treason.
Page 232 - slavery in the States where it exists : I believe I have no lawful right to do so. Those who nominated and elected me did so with the full knowledge that I had made this and many similar declarations, and had never recanted them.
Page 305 - our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States containing, among other things, the following, to wit : • " ' That on the first day of January, in
Page 306 - the United States, in time of actual armed rebellion against the authority and Government of the United States, and as a fit and necessary war measure for suppressing said rebellion, do, on this first day of January, in the year
Page 142 - if they were all landed there in a day, they would all perish in the next ten days ; and there is not surplus shipping and surplus money enough to carry them there in many times ten days. What then?" This was a question that Lincoln could not answer.
Page 122 - that, if we could meet now, it is doubtful whether it would not be more painful than pleasant, but that if it be his lot to go now, he will soon have a joyful meeting with the loved ones gone before, and where the rest of us, through the mercy of God, hope ere long to join them.
Page 201 - is in it. If He has a place and work for me, and I think He has. I believe I am ready. I am nothing, but truth is everything. I know I am right, because I know that
Page 304 - States and people, if that relation shall have been suspended or disturbed) be compensated for all losses by acts of the United States, including the loss of slaves. " In witness whereof I have hereunto set
Page 304 - our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, and the independence of the United States the eighty-seventh. "ABRAHAM LINCOLN. "By the President: "WILLIAM H. SEWARD, Secretary of State." " WHEREAS, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of
Page 201 - are going to vote against me. I do not understand it at all." Here his voice was choked with emotion, and he rose and walked about the room until he regained his self-possession. Then, with his face wet with tears, he continued: " I know there is a God, and that He hates injustice and slavery. I see the storm coming, and I know His

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