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" A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this Government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided.... "
Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas ... - Page 43
by Abraham Lincoln - 1860 - 268 pages
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BIOGRAPHIES OF S. GROVER CLEVELAND AND THOMAS A. HENDRICKS

GEN'L BENJAMIN LA FEVRE - 1884
...dissolved—I do not expect the house to fall— but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. Either the opponents...advocates will push it forward, till it shall become alike lawfiil in all the States, old as well as new—North as well as South." Douglas arrived in Chicago...
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Politics and Politicians: A Succinct History of the Politics of Illinois ...

David W. Lusk - Illinois - 1884 - 526 pages
...slavery will arrest the further spread of it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in the course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States — old as well as new, North as well as South.' " " There you find that Mr. Lincoln lays...
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Why I Am a Republican: A History of the Republican Party, a Defense of Its ...

George Sewall Boutwell - Presidential candidates - 1884 - 195 pages
...place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, — old as well as new, North as well as South. Have we no tendency to the latter condition?...
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Kings without crowns; or Lives of American presidents, with a sketch of the ...

Charles H. Evans - 1884 - 224 pages
...place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, north as well as south.' He had taken up an unmistakeable position....
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Abraham Lincoln

Ernest Foster - 1885 - 128 pages
...the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease until a crisis shall...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South." This was a bold speech ; but Lincoln was not...
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The Life and Times of Samuel Bowles, Volume 1

George Spring Merriam - Springfield Republican - 1885
...— I do not expect the house to fall ; but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other. Either the opponents...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the states — old as well as new, North as well as South." This declaration was followed by a lucid...
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Lincoln and Stanton: A Study of the War Administration of 1861 and 1862 ...

William Darrah Kelley - Biography & Autobiography - 1885 - 88 pages
...expect the House to fall, but I do expect that it will cease to be divided. It will become all the one thing or all the other. Either the opponents of...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, — old as well as new, North as well as South." And Mr. Johnson tells us that he added...
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The Life and Times of Samuel Bowles, Volume 1

George Spring Merriam - Springfield Republican - 1885
...the further spread of it, and place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is hi the course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates...it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the states — old as well as new, North as well as South." This declaration was followed by a lucid...
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The Bay State Monthly, Volume 3

New England - 1885
...place it where the public mind shall rest in the belief that it is in a course of ultimate extinction, or its advocates will push it forward till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, — old as well as new, North as well as South." These were prophetic words ; and they...
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The Great Conspiracy: Its Origin and History

John Alexander Logan - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1886 - 810 pages
...the operation of that policy, that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion it will not cease, until a crisis shall...forward, till it shall become alike lawful in all the States, old as well as new, North as well as South." * He then proceeded to lay bare and closely...
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