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" Was it possible to lose the Nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected ; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life ; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures otherwise... "
Readings in American Government and Politics - Page 69
by Charles Austin Beard - 1909 - 624 pages
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 343

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - Courts - 1952 - 1038 pages
...consequently, to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs." * Some of our Presidents, such as Lincoln, "felt that measures otherwise unconstitutional might...of the Constitution through the preservation of the na*Id., at 177-178 (emphasis changed). 3 Decisions of this Court which have upheld the exercise of...
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The Living Age, Volume 295

Literature - 1917 - 922 pages
...and yet preserve the Constitution? By general law life and limb must be protected; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb." Self-Denial. SELF-DENIAL. "And what," I said, "did you do during the Great War, Francesca?" "In the...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 11

1865 - 814 pages
...yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected ; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life ; but a life is never...Constitution, through the preservation of the nation. Bight or wrong, I assumed this ground, and now avow it. I could not feel that, to the best of my ability,...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 514 pages
...yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected ; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life ; but a life is never...preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed tliis ground, and now avow it. I could not feel that, to the best of my ability I had even tried to...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln: Including His Speeches ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 518 pages
...yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected ; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life; but a life is never...preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed tliis ground, and now avow it. I could not feel that, to the best of my ability I had even tried to...
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General McClellan's Peninsula Campaign: Review of the Report of the ...

Hiram Ketchum - Campaign literature - 1864 - 80 pages
...effect, affirms that it was impossible to keep this oath without losing the nation. He maintains " that measures otherwise unconstitutional, might become...Constitution through, the preservation of the nation. EIGHT OR WRONG," he declares, " I ASSUMED THIS GROUND, AND NOW AVOW IT." This 8 a bold avowal to...
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The Character and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln, President of the ...

William M. Thayer - Campaign literature, 1864 - 1864 - 96 pages
...yet preserve the Constitution? 9 By general law, life and limb must be protected. Yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life ; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I feel that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1864 - 544 pages
...preserve the Constitution? By general law, life and limb must be protected : yet often a limb must bo amputated to save a life; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I feel that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the...
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The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - Confederate States of America - 1864 - 462 pages
...Caatutfonf By general law, life and limb must bo protected; yet often a limb must be amputated to aare a life ; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that matures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the preservation...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1865 - 866 pages
...and yet preserve the Constitution? By general law, life and limb must bo protected; yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life; but a life is never...could not feel that to the best of my ability I had evenlried to preserve the Constitution, if, to save slavery, or any minor matter, I should permit the...
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