The Constitutional and Political History of the United States, Volume 7

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Page 157 - Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.
Page 327 - The use of force against a state would look more like a declaration of war than an infliction of punishment, and would probably be considered by the party attacked as a dissolution of all previous contracts by which it might be bound."*
Page 43 - Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think vainly, flattered myself that without very much bloodshed it might be done.
Page 131 - both the part of patriotism and of duty to recognize no political principle other than the constitution of the country, the union of the states and the enforcement of the laws.
Page 158 - As to your kind •wishes for myself, allow me to say I cannot enter the ring on the money basis — first, because, in the main, it is wrong ; and secondly, I have not and cannot get the money. I say, in the main the use
Page 366 - by which the nation is to acquire territory, and then allow some local authority to spread slavery, is as obnoxious as any other. I take it that to effect some such result as this, and put us again on the high road to a slave empire, is the object of all these
Page 366 - Please present my respects to the general (Scott), and tell him confidentially I shall be obliged to him to be as well prepared as he can to either hold or retake the forts as the case may require, at and after the inauguration.
Page 87 - a good neighbor, shall we not extend to her a helping hand to save her? If we do not, it would not be surprising should some other nation undertake the task, and thus force us to interfere at last, under circumstances of increased difficulty, for the maintenance of our established policy.
Page 284 - What would happen if no cotton was furnished for three years? England would topple headlong, and carry the whole civilized world with her. No, you dare not make war upon cotton. No power on earth dares to make war upon it.
Page 40 - I am waiting the hour of my public murder with great composure of mind and cheerfulness; feeling the strong assurance that in no other possible way could I be used to so much advantage to the cause of God and of humanity, and that nothing that either I or all

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