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" Finding themselves safely at home, it would be utterly immaterial whether they had ever been abroad. Let us all join in doing the acts necessary to restoring the proper practical relations between these States and the Union, and each forever after innocently... "
The Sequel of Appomattox: A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States - Page 56
by Walter Lynwood Fleming - 1919 - 322 pages
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Annual Proceedings

Iowa State Bar Association - Bar associations - 1911
...Government, civil and military, in regard to these States is to again give them proper practical relations. Finding themselves safely at home, it would be utterly immaterial whether they had been abroad." What then said the Court? It was in Texas vs. White. The opinion was pronounced by the...
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The Assassination of Lincoln: History and Myth

Lloyd Lewis - History - 1994 - 367 pages
...the government, civil and military, in regard to those States, is to again get them into that proper relation. I believe that it is not only possible,...utterly immaterial whether they had ever been abroad." Then, so deftly and easily that few of his hearers realized what political dynamite he was juggling,...
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The Strange Sad War Revolving: Walt Whitman, Reconstruction, and the ...

Luke Mancuso - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 152 pages
...speech, on 11 April 1865, veered away from disputations over the constitutional status of the ex-states: "Finding themselves safely at home, it would be utterly immaterial whether they had ever been abroad" (Lincoln VIII, 403). The national household that this domestic rhetoric invoked, however, had undergone...
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Black Reconstruction in America 1860-1880

W. E. B. Du Bois, David Levering Lewis - History - 1935 - 746 pages
...Union, and that the sole object of the Government, civil and military, in regard to those States, is te again get them into that proper practical relation....abroad. Let us all join in doing the acts necessary to restoring the proper practical relations between these States and the Union, and each forever after...
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Speeches that Changed the World

Owen Collins - History - 1999 - 440 pages
...in fact, easier, to do this, without deciding, or even considering, whether these states have even been out of the Union, than with it. Finding themselves...abroad. Let us all join in doing the acts necessary to restoring the proper practical relations between these states and the Union; and each forever after,...
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Abraham Lincoln: A Constitutional Biography

George Anastaplo - Biography & Autobiography - 2001 - 373 pages
...in fact, easier, to do this, without deciding, or even considering, whether these states have even been out of the Union, than with it. Finding themselves...abroad. Let us all join in doing the acts necessary to restoring the proper practical relations between these states and the Union; and each forever after...
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Read-aloud Plays about the Civil War

Timothy Nolan - Juvenile Nonfiction - 1999 - 64 pages
...possible, but in fact, easier, to do this, without deciding, or even considering, whether these states have been out of the Union, than with it. Finding themselves...utterly immaterial whether they had ever been abroad. " JOHN WILKES BOOTH: Do you hear him? Do you hear him reducing us to tourists? Thousands of us have...
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Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

Allen C. Guelzo - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 528 pages
...of Louisiana had been in rebellion, so long as it was now willing to resubmit to federal authority? "Finding themselves safely at home, it would be utterly immaterial whether they had ever been abroad." But it was true, he admitted, that Louisiana was not perfect. Certainly it would be better if Wade...
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Reconstruction

Claudine L. Ferrell - History - 2003 - 220 pages
...that proper practical relation." It was unnecessary to determine whether they were in or out of Union: "Finding themselves safely at home, it would be utterly immaterial whether they had ever been abroad."2 But as Lincoln knew, their status determined whether the national government — and its...
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Traveling South: Travel Narratives and the Construction of American Identity ...

John David Cox - Social Science - 2010 - 264 pages
...in fact, easier, to do this, without deciding, or even considering, whether these states have even been out of the Union, than with it. Finding themselves...abroad. Let us all join in doing the acts necessary to restoring the 192 CHAPTER FIVE proper practical relations between these states and the Union; and each...
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