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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 Review of Reviews, Volume 4

Albert Shaw - Literature - 1892 - 790 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...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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Life on the Circuit with Lincoln: With Sketches of Generals Grant, Sherman ...

Henry Clay Whitney - Booksellers and bookselling - 1892 - 772 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 American Commonwealth: The national government. The state governments

James Bryce Bryce (Viscount) - United States - 1897 - 792 pages
...and yet preserve the Constitution? By Renerai law life and limb must be protected, yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life, but a life is never...otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful by In-coming indispensable to the preservation of the Constitution through the preservation of the, nation....
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The American Commonwealth: The national government. The state governments

James Bryce Bryce (Viscount) - United States - 1893 - 776 pages
...and limh must he rr>tccted, yet often a limb must be amputated to save a life, but a life is n*.-vr wisely given to save a limb. I felt that measures,...lawful by becoming indispensable to the preservation of iliConstitntion through the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong I a.snmed this ground, and now...
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Abraham Lincoln

John Torrey Morse - Presidents - 1893 - 396 pages
...Perhaps the President himself was somewhat of this way of thinking. He once said: "I felt that measure, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful by...of the Constitution through the preservation of the Union. . . . I was, in my best judgment, driven to the alternative of either surrendering the Union,...
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Complete Works, Volume 10

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1894 - 410 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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The Words of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1898 - 72 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. Eight 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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Beacon Lights of History: American statesmen. [1894

John Lord - History - 1894 - 564 pages
...private feeling in violation of the Constitutional limitations of his civil power, unless, as he said, " measures otherwise unconstitutional might become lawful...Constitution through the preservation of the nation." Thus when in 1861 Fre'mont in Missouri proclaimed emancipation to the slaves of persistent rebels,...
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The Table Talk of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 174 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." OF HUMOR. >úr great deal has been said of Lincoln's keen appreciation of the wit and humor of others...
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Complete Works, Volume 12

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1894 - 428 pages
...vol. IV, p. 60. LIFE MORE THAN LIMB 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. Letter to AG Hodges, Apr. 4, 1864, vol. X, p. 66. AN HONEST LAWYER OR Nor AT ALL Let no young man choosing...
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