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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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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1865 - 848 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...Constitution, through the preservation of the nation. Kight 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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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond, Francis Bicknell Carpenter - Presidents - 1865 - 864 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...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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The Patriotism of Illinois: A Record of the Civil and Military ..., Volume 1

Thomas Mears Eddy - Illinois - 1865 - 642 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...becoming indispensable to the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed this ground, and now avow it. I could not feel that to the best of...
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The Loyal People of the North-west: A Record of Prominent Persons ..., Volume 1

Stella S. Coatsworth - Chicago (Ill.) - 1865 - 636 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...becoming indispensable to the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed this ground, and now avow it. I could not feel that to the best of...
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Abraham Lincoln: His Life and Public Services

Mrs. P. A. Hanaford - 1865 - 230 pages
...and yet preBerve 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...becoming indispensable to the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed this ground, and now avow it. I could not feel, that, to the best...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 11

1865 - 538 pages
...yet preserve the Constitution 'I 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...might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the preser-' vation of the Constitution, through the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed...
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Abraham Lincoln: His Life and Public Services

Phebe Ann Hanaford - 1865 - 234 pages
...limb. I felt that measures otherwise unconstitutional might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I...could not feel, that, to the best of my ability, I had ever tried to preserve the Constitution, if, to save slavery or any minor matter, I should permit the...
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Conservative Essays, Legal and Political, Volume 1

Samuel Smith Nicholas - Law - 1865 - 232 pages
...means, that Government—that nation of which that Constitution was the organic law. •x-###-*##-x"I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might...the Constitution, through the preservation of the nation."—A. Lincoln. WHENCE this interpolation upon or new construction of the oath? The Constitution...
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The American Annual Cyclopędia and Register of Important Events ...

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1865 - 866 pages
...and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law life and limb must be protected ; vet 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, Sixteenth President of the United States ...

Frank Crosby - Presidents - 1865 - 506 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 wisely given to save a limb. I feel that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the...
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