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" It was in the oath I took that I would, to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. I could not take the office without taking the oath. Nor was it my view that I might take an oath to get power, and... "
Macmillan's Magazine - Page 277
1865
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The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the ..., Volume 2

Horace Greeley - Slavery - 1866
...the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. I could r a wicked Administration of a contemptible Government,...such a case, to silence the agitator and save the bo and civil administration, this oath even forbade me to practically indulge my primary, abstract judgment...
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The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - Confederate States of America - 1864 - 440 pages
...the best of my ability preserve, protect, ana defend the Constitution of tho United States. I could not take the office without taking the oath. Nor was...my view that I might take an oath to get power, and brook tho oath in lining tho power. I understood, too, that in ordinary and civil administration this...
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Patriotism in Poetry and Prose: Being Selected Passages from Lectures and ...

James Edward Murdoch, Thomas Buchanan Read - Patriotic poetry, American - 1864 - 172 pages
...the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. I could not take the office without taking the oath. Nor was it my view that I might take the oath to get power, and break the oath in using the power. I understood, too, that in ordinary civil...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Electronic book - 1864 - 510 pages
...the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. I could not take the office without taking the oath. Nor was it my view, thut I might take an oath to get power, and break the oath in using the power. I understood, too. that,...
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The Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln ...: Together with His State ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1865 - 808 pages
...the best of my ability preserve, protect, nml defend the Constitution of the United States. I could not take the office without taking the oath. Nor was...practically indulge my primary abstract judgment on the mural question of shivery. I had publicly declared this many times, and in many ways. And I aver that,...
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The American Annual Cyclopędia and Register of Important Events ...

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1865
...ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. I could not take the offiae without taking the oath. Nor was it my view that I...practically indulge my primary abstract judgment on the nioral question of slavery, I had publicly declared this many times and in many ways. And I aver that,...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 11

1865
...Wf-barbarous itnpntencies of South America brought into the foreground, may be safely pronounced to be the work of a subtler genius than that of the President....break the oath in using the power. I understood, too, tluit in ordmary civil administration this oath eveu forbade me to practically indulge my primary abstract...
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The Life and Administration of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History ...

George Washington Bacon - Biography - 1865 - 183 pages
...the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. I could not take the office without taking the oath. Nor was...using the power. I understood, too, that in ordinary and civil administration this oath even forbade me to practically indulge my primary abstract judgment...
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The Patriotism of Illinois: A Record of the Civil and Military ..., Volume 1

Thomas Mears Eddy - Illinois - 1865
...States. I could not take the office without taking the oath. Nor was it in my view that I might take the oath to get power, and break the oath in using the...administration this oath even forbade me to practically indulge ray primary abstract judgment on the moral question of slavery. I bad publicly declared this many times...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ...

Frank Crosby - Presidents - 1865 - 476 pages
...Kentucklana. Slavery Subordinate to the Country tect and defend the Constitution of the United States. I could not take the office without taking the oath. Nor was it my view, that I might take au oath to get power, and break the oath in using the power. I understood, too, that in ordinary civil...
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