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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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History of American Political Thought

Bryan-Paul Frost, Jeffrey Sikkenga - Political Science - 2003 - 834 pages
...slaves and their abolitionist friends. As late as the First Inaugural, Lincoln could write: '"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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What Makes America Great?: Land of Freedom, Honor, Justice, and Opportunity

Lon Cantor - History - 2003 - 244 pages
...1861, his problems were severe. He addressed the Confederacy in his inaugural address, saying: / 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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Harriet Tubman: The Life and the Life Stories

Jean M. Humez - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 488 pages
...writing a letter to representatives of the Virginia secession convention, reminding them 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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Abraham Lincoln and a Nation Worth Fighting for

History - 2003 - 240 pages
...King's cure for all the evils." Lincoln had traveled far from his First Inaugural assurance, "I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery." Emancipation fitted perfectly his longstanding condemnation of slavery's immorality and his belief...
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Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President

Allen C. Guelzo - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 528 pages
...Constitution and interfere with the slave states, or that he intended to promote racial equality. "I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists," Lincoln replied, and "no purpose to introduce political and social...
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Africans in the Americas Our Journey Throughout the World: The Long African ...

Sabas Whittaker, M.F.A. - History - 2003 - 368 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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Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America

Allen C. Guelzo, Henry R Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies Allen C Guelzo, Director of the Civil War Era Studies Program Allen C Guelzo - History - 2004 - 332 pages
...as "a masterstroke of political craft." Nor was Lincoln merely talking for effect when he reiterated that he had "no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists." The Constitution and constitutional law had erected a firewall between...
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The Deconstitutionalization of America: The Forgotten Frailties of ...

Roger Milton Barrus, John H. Eastby, Joseph H. Lane, Jr., David E. Marion, James F. Pontuso - History - 2004 - 162 pages
...of southern states had seceded but before any shots had been fired, he assured southerners, "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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American Constitutional Law: Essays, Cases, and Comparative Notes

Donald P. Kommers, John E. Finn, Gary J. Jacobsohn - Political Science - 2004 - 1095 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 where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so." Those...
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Abraham Lincoln

Jeremy Roberts - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2004 - 112 pages
...argued that it did not mean that black people were legally inferior. "I will say here . . . that I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the states where it exists. I, as well as Judge Douglas, am in favor of the race to which I belong...
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