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" If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. "
Lincoln and Herndon - Page 173
by Joseph Fort Newton - 1910 - 367 pages
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The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it

Hinton Rowan Helper - Slavery - 1857 - 420 pages
...the other must accept entire defeat, may be an event of great and perilous consequence. He said: " If we could first know where we are and whither we...tending, we could better judge what to do and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object, and confident...
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THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

D.W. BARTLETT - 1860
...United States Senator. Mr. Douglas was not present.] MR. PRESIDENT, AND GENTLEMEN OP THE CONVENTION : If we could first know where we are, and whither we...tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated with the avowed object, and confident...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 254 pages
...been named as their candidate for U. Ё. Senator.] MR. PRESIDENT, AND GBNTLEMKN OP THE CONVENTION: If we could first know where we are, and whither we...tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far Into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated with the avowed object, and confident...
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THE LIFE OF STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS

JAMES A. DOUGLAS - 1860
...ME. LINCOLN. On that evening Mr. Lincoln said : Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Convention, — If we could first know where we are and whither we...tending, we could better judge what to do and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object and confident...
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Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas ...

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1860 - 268 pages
...candidate for US Senator. Mr. Douglas was not present.] MR. PRESIDENT, AND GENTLEMEN OF THE CONVENTION : If we could first know where we are, and whither we...tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated with the avowed object, and confident...
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THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, OF ILLINOIS, AND HON ...

1860
...the broadest manner — THE IRREPRESSIBLE CONFLICT. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Convention: If we could first know where we are, and whither we...tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated with the avowed object, and confident...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 254 pages
...been named as their candidate for U. 8, Senator.] MR. PRESIDENT, AND GEXTLKMPX OP тик CONVENTION: If we could first know where we are, and whither we...tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was Initiated whL the avowed object, and confident...
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The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln: With a Portrait on ...

David W. Bartlett - Campaign literature - 1860 - 354 pages
...United States Senator. Mr. Douglas was not present.] MR. PRESIDENT, AND GENTLEMEN OF THE CONVENTION: Jf we could first know where we are, and whither we are...tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated with the avowed object, and confident...
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A Political Text Book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 254 pages
...been named as their candidate for (.' . 8. Senator.] MR. PRESIDENT, AND GENTLEMAN OF THE CONVENTION : If we could first know where we are, and whither we...are tending, we could better judge what to do, and bow to do it We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was Initiated wib_ the avowed object,...
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The Life, Speeches, and Public Services of Abram [sic] Lincoln: Together ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 117 pages
...OF HON. ABRAM LINCOLN. SPRINGFIELD, June 17, 1858. ME. PRESIDENT, AND GENTLEMEN OF THE CONVENTION : If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do,and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated with the avowed...
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