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" 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 unconstitutional, might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the... "
Macmillan's Magazine - Page 277
1865
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 343

United States. Supreme Court - Courts - 1952
...consequently, to be adapted to the various crises of human affairs." * Some of our Presidents, such as Lincoln, "felt that measures otherwise unconstitutional might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the preservation of the Constitution through the preservation of the na*Id., at 177-178 (emphasis changed)....
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The Living Age, Volume 295

1917
...strike a balance when he said: "Was it possible to lose the Nation and yet preserve the Constitution? By general law life and limb must be protected; yet...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb." Self-Denial. SELF-DENIAL. "And what," I said, "did you do during the Great War, Francesca?" "In the...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 11

1865
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected ;...might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the preservation of the Constitution, through the preservation of the nation. Bight or wrong, I assumed...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 8 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected ;...might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the preservation of the Constitution, through the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed...
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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
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? " By general law, life and limb must be protected; yet...might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the preservation of the Constitution, through the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed...
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HISTORY OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN

HENRY J. RAYMOND. - 1864
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, life and limb must be protected; yet...might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the preservation of the Constitution, through the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed...
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The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the ..., Volume 2

Horace Greeley - Slavery - 1866
...organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation and yet preserve the Constitution ? By general law, lii'e t from behind his defenses and give us hnttle on preservation of the Constitution, through the preservation of the nation. Right or wrong, I assumed...
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The Character and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln, President of the ...

William M. Thayer - Campaign literature, 1864 - 1864 - 75 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. Was it possible to lose the nation, and yet preserve the Constitution? 9 By general law, life and limb must be protected. Yet...but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I feel that measures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful by becoming indispensable to the...
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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
...Caatutfonf By general law, life and limb must bo protected; yet often a limb must be amputated to aare a life ; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I felt that matures, otherwise unconstitutional, might become lawful, by becoming indispensable to the preservation...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Electronic book - 1864 - 510 pages
...Constitution was the organic law. 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 bo amputated to save a life; but a life is never wisely given to save a limb. I feel that measures,...
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