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" I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. "
Journal of the Senate - Page 301
by Illinois. General Assembly. Senate - 1865
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KEY-NOTES OF AMERICAN LIBERTY;

1866
...him who now addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches, when I declare that " I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists." I believe I have no lawful right to do so; and I have no inclination...
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The American Crisis: Or, Pages from the Note-book of a State Agent During ...

John Lewis Peyton - Confederate States of America - 1867
...of him who now addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination...
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Proceedings ... Annual Reunion, Volume 2

Twenty-third Army Corps Association - 1867
...him who now addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches, when I declare that ' I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists.' I believe I have no lawful right to do so ; and I have no inclination...
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The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates ...

Edward Alfred Pollard - Confederate States of America - 1867 - 752 pages
...FALSITY OF THE ABOLITIONISTS. 217 and, quoting from a former speech, announced to the country : " I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination...
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Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America from Washington to ...

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Presidents - 1867 - 480 pages
...of him who now addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches, when I declare that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so ; and I have no inclination...
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The Origin of the Late War: Traced from the Beginning of the Constitution to ...

George Lunt - United States - 1867 - 491 pages
...of both the President and of Congress. The late President said, in his Inaugural Address : " I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so ; and I have no inclination...
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The Voter's Text Book, Comprising a Collection of the Most Important ...

James M. Hiatt - United States - 1868 - 382 pages
...apprehension that such an administration would encroach upon the constitutional rights of any State, he said that he had " no purpose, directly or indirectly,...institution of slavery in the States where it existed; that he, as well as every Member of Congress, was sworn to support the whole Constitution, one of the...
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The Life of Jefferson Davis

Frank H. Alfriend - Confederate States of America - 1868 - 645 pages
...that in Mr. Lincoln's first inaugural address should be found this passage : "I declare that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere -with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination...
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THE LIFE OF JEFFERSON DAVIS.

FRANK H. ALFRIEND - 1868
...that in Mr. Lincoln's first inaugural address should be found this passage : " I declare that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination...
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The Rough Guide History of the USA

Greg Ward - History - 2004 - 418 pages
...his personal principles should remain distinct from his duty as president, and avowed that 'I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination...
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