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" I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved. I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other. "
Political science quarterly - Page 471
1887
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The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it

Hinton Rowan Helper - Slavery - 1857 - 420 pages
...that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. ' A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this Government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not...
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The Life of Stephen A. Douglas

James Washington Sheahan - Legislators - 1860 - 528 pages
...read a single extract from that speech : " In my opinion, it [the slavery agitation] will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed....believe this government can not endure permanently, hah' slave and half free. I do not expect the house to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided....
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THE LIFE OF STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS

JAMES A. DOUGLAS - 1860
...will give in his own language, Scripture quotation and all. (Laughter.) I give his exact language: '"A house divided against itself can not stand.' I...not endure, permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved' I do not expect the house to fall ; but I do expect it to...
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The Life of Stephen A. Douglas

James Washington Sheahan - Legislators - 1860 - 528 pages
...read a single extract from that speech : " In my opinion, it [the slavery agitation] will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. ' A house divided against itself can not Btand.' I believe this government can not endure permanently, half slave and half free. I do not expect...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 248 pages
...not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. ' A House dividod against itself cannot stand.' I believe this government can not endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the House to fall, but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all...
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THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, OF ILLINOIS, AND HON ...

1860
...agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. " A house divided against itself cannot stand." I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not...
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The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln: With a Portrait on ...

David W. Bartlett - Campaign literature - 1860 - 354 pages
...policy, that agitation had only not ceased, but had constantly augmented." " I believe it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. 'A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free." "I do...
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Speech of Senator S. A. Douglas, on the Invasion of States: And His Reply to ...

Stephen Arnold Douglas - Slavery - 1860 - 16 pages
...read a single extract from that speech : "In my opinion, it (the slavery agitation) will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. 'A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this Government cannot endure permanently, half slave and half free. I do...
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The Life, Speeches, and Public Services of Abram [sic] Lincoln: Together ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 117 pages
...agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion, it will not cease, until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. " A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not...
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THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

D.W. BARTLETT - 1860
...that agitation has not only not ceased, but has constantly augmented. In my opinion it will not cease until a crisis shall have been reached and passed. < A house divided against itself cannot stand.' I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free. I do not...
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