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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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History of the American Civil War, Volume 1

John William Draper - United States - 1868 - 628 pages
...He has told us of his hesitations and doubts in a letter written not long (1864) before his death: "I felt that measures otherwise unconstitutional might...becoming indispensable to the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed that ground, and now avow it. I could hot feel that, to av e oid...
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History of the American Civil War: Containing the events from the ...

John William Draper - United States - 1868 - 630 pages
...has told us of his hesitations and doubts in a letter written not long (1864) before his death : " I felt that measures otherwise unconstitutional might...becoming indispensable to the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed that ground, and now avow it. I could not feel that, to the best...
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The Loyal People of the North-west: A Record of Prominent Persons, Places ...

Stella S. Flood Coatsworth - Chicago (Ill.) - 1869 - 478 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...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 American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of ..., Volume 4; Volume 1864

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1869 - 868 pages
...is never wisely given to save a limb. I feel &U measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might becoce lawful, by becoming indispensable to the preservation...preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed this zrcand, and now avow it. I could not feel that to 2* best of my ability I had even tried to preserve...
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 20; Volume 42

American literature - 1891 - 1020 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...the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assume this ground, and now avow it. I could not feel that, to the best of my ability, I had even tried...
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A Review of the Political Conflict in America: From the Commencement of the ...

Alexander Harris - United States - 1876 - 530 pages
...violating the Federal Constitution. In his letter of April 6th, 1864, to Colonel Hodges, he said : " I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional,...the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I a >sumed this ground, and now avow it." Society being at this time, in a condition almost of chaotic...
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A Review of the Political Conflict in America: From the Commencement of the ...

Alexander Harris - Slavery - 1876 - 522 pages
...violating the Federal Constitution, In his letter of April 6th, 1864, to Colonel Hodges, he said : " I felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional,...Constitution, through the preservation of the nation. Eight or wrong, I a3sumed this ground, and now avow it." Society being at this time, in a condition...
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The Southern Review, Volume 6

Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Sophia M'Ilvaine Bledsoe Herrick - Periodicals - 1869 - 534 pages
...Constitution? By general law, life and limb must be protected; yet often must a limb be amputated to save life ; but a life is never wisely given to save a...felt that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might be lawful, by becoming indispensable to the preservation of the Constitution. Right or wrong, I assumed...
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The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - United States - 1882 - 680 pages
...indispensable to the preservation of the Constitution, through tho preservation of the nation, liight or wrong, I assumed this ground, and now avow it. I could not feel that, to the best of my ability 1 had oven tried to préserve the Constitution, if. to save slavery, or any minor matter, I should...
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Commentaries on Law, Embracing Chapters on the Nature, the Source, and the ...

Francis Wharton - Constitutional law - 1884 - 882 pages
...essential, therefore, to remember in Reconconstruing the " reconstruction" amendments be- amend-* 1 otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful by...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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