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" I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. "
The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science - Page 25
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The Character Factor: How We Judge America's Presidents

James P. Pfiffner - History - 2004 - 209 pages
...pragmatism, or fine parsing of language is also reflected in his first inaugural address, in which he said, "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly to interfere...of slavery in the States where it exists, I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so."12 Lincoln thus distinguished...
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Abraham Lincoln

Jeremy Roberts - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2004 - 112 pages
...he argued that it did not mean that black people were legally inferior. "I will say here . . . that I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere...institution of slavery in the states where it exists. I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position ....
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The United States, 1763-2001

John Spiller - Electronic books - 2005 - 330 pages
...Source B: Abraham Lincoln from first Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Ottawa, Illinois, 21 August 1858 ... I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere...institution of slavery in the States where it exists ... I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and the black races ......
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American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes

Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, Gary J. Jacobsohn - Political Science - 2004 - 1095 pages
...speeches of him who now addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so." Those...
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The Chase Court : Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

Jonathan Lurie, Salmon Portland Chase - History - 2004 - 247 pages
...speeches of him who now addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so." Those...
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John Elliot Cairnes: Collected Works, Volume 6

John Elliott Cairnes - Business & Economics - 2004 - 408 pages
...delivered, no intention of entering upon war for the manumission of the slave: — "I have," he says, "no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so." He...
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Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America

Allen C. Guelzo, Director of the Civil War Era Studies Program Allen C Guelzo - History - 2004 - 332 pages
...masterstroke of political craft." Nor was Lincoln merely talking for effect when he reiterated that he had "no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists." The Constitution and constitutional law had erected a firewall between...
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Abraham Lincoln, President-elect: The Four Critical Months from Election to ...

Larry D. Mansch - History - 2005 - 228 pages
...speeches of him who now addresses you. I do but quote from one of these speeches when I declare that "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere...of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so." Those who nominated and elected...
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A Theory of Secession

Christopher Heath Wellman - Philosophy - 2005
...my administration. (IV, 1/Ji) 8 At his inauguration in March 1861, he put the point more directly: "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere...of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so." (IV, 250) The well-known irony is that,...
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Unto a Good Land: A History of the American People, Volume 1: To 1900

David Edwin Harrell Jr., Edwin S. Gaustad, John B. Boles, Sally Foreman Griffith - History - 2005 - 843 pages
...which a man can prove a horse chestnut to be a chestnut horse. (Laughter.) I will say here . . . that I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere...of slavery in the states where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so. I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between...
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