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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. "
The Character and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln, President of the ... - Page 27
by William M. Thayer - 1864 - 75 pages
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 to the Final ...

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1906 - 622 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected, yet...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures 1 The three words in brackets are Lincoln's, the rest Chase's. Sen Warden's Chase,...
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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln: 1832-1843

Abraham Lincoln - American literature - 1905 - 354 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution? By general law, life and limb must be protected, yet...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures otherwise unconstitutional might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the...
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Memorial Day Annual

Memorial Day - 1906 - 434 pages
...constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the Nation and yet preserve the constitution? I>y general law life and limb must be protected, yet often...; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb * * 1 could not fee! that to the best of my ability I had even tried to preserve the constitution if,...
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A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln

John George Nicolay - Presidents - 1906 - 612 pages
...must be protected, yet often ' • / b ._- -i.-... — "" .....fl-.i,li-^t^i^.tj . f L a lirnFmust be amputated to save a life; but a life is never wisely given to "save a'fimBT~Trein.rIat>measures otherwise unconstitutional might become lawful by be••!••• <t...
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Abraham Lincoln and the Men of His Time: His Cause, His Character ..., Volume 1

Robert Henry Browne - United States - 1907 - 660 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation arid yet preserve the Constitution? By general law, life and limb must be protected; yet...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the...
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Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln: Letters and telegrams, Gasparin to Meade

Abraham Lincoln - 1907 - 332 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution? By general law, life and limb must be protected, yet...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures otherwise unconstitutional might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the...
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The Lincoln Year Book: Axioms and Aphorisms from the Great Emancipator

Abraham Lincoln - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1907 - 114 pages
...can not long retain it. MARCH FIRS T Twenty thousand is as much as any man ought to want. SECOND . By general law, life and limb must be protected ;...be amputated to save a life ; but a life is never given merely to save a limb. THIRD Trust to the good sense of the American people. FO U RTH Let us...
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The Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1908 - 148 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected; yet...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures otherwise unconstitutional might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the...
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The American Commonwealth, Volume 1

James Bryce Bryce (Viscount) - Constitutional law - 1908 - 838 pages
...or ambition. And it has also stood because it has submitted to a process of constant, Constitution? By general law life and limb must be protected, yet...life, but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. l felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful by becoming indispensable to...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Boy and the Man

James Morgan - 1908 - 510 pages
...the fate of slavery. The negro must be freed and called to the aid of the Union. Lincoln reasoned, "Often a limb must be amputated to save a life; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb." He must amputate slavery from the body of our institutions in order to save the government itself from...
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