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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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Scribner's Popular History of the United States, Volume 5

William Cullen Bryant, Sydney Howard Gay, Noah Brooks - United States - 1897 - 874 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." He added : " When, early in the war, General Fremont attempted military emancipation, I forbade it,...
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Scribner's Popular History of the United States: From the Earliest ..., Volume 5

William Cullen Bryant, Sydney Howard Gay, Noah Brooks - United States - 1898 - 874 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." He added : " When, early in the war, General Fremont attempted military emancipation, I forbade it,...
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Pacific Islands Pilot, Volume 1

Pilot guides - 1898 - 444 pages
...that it grew in his mind to be, as the long struggle wore on. He came to feel, as he wrote in 1864, "that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might...becoming indispensable to the preservation of the nation." This is a doctrine without limits, in the mouth of a military commander in time of war. It...
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Modern Political Institutions

Simeon Eben Baldwin - Business & Economics - 1898 - 408 pages
...that it grew in his mind to be, as the long struggle wore on. He came to feel, as he wrote in 1864, "that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might...becoming indispensable to the preservation of the nation." This is a doctrine without limits, in the mouth of a military commander in time of war. It...
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850....: 1862-1864

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1899 - 618 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 nation. Right or wrong, I assumed this ground. ... I could not feel that, to the best of my ability, I had even tried to preserve the Constitution,...
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Abraham Lincoln

Carl Schurz - 1899 - 208 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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Abraham Lincoln, Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy of the United ...

William Harrison Lambert - 1899 - 32 pages
...responsibilities by acts which he believed would conduce to the great end that he had in view. " I feel that measures otherwise unconstitutional might become...or wrong I assumed this ground, and now avow it." Acting upon this theory, whilst he had abstained from striking at slavery as an evil in itself and...
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Source-book of American History: Ed. for Schools and Readers

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1899 - 482 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...otherwise unconstitutional might become lawful by becoming indisBy ABRAHAM LINCOLN (18091865). This is a very clear presentation of President Lincoln's attitude...
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850...

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1899 - 624 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. I felt that measures I The three words in brackets are Lincoln's, the rest Chase's. See Warden's Chase, p. 513; on the making...
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Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Volume 14

Political science - 1899 - 440 pages
...War. The strengthening of executive authority was well expressed by Lincoln in 1864 when he wrote " that measures otherwise unconstitutional, might become...becoming indispensable to the preservation of the nation." It is evident that executive power thus interpreted is without limits, a possibility which...
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