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" If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object and confident promise of putting an end to slavery... "
The Dial - Page 34
edited by - 1894
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The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it

Hinton Rowan Helper - Slavery - 1857 - 946 pages
...the other must accept entire defeat, may be an event of great and perilous consequence. He said: " If we could first know where we are and whither we...tending, we could better judge what to do and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object, and confident...
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The Life of Stephen A. Douglas

James Washington Sheahan - Legislators - 1860 - 556 pages
...suggest that it should be here inserted. SPEECH OF ME. LINCOLN. On that evening Mr. Lincoln said : Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Convention, —...tending, we could better judge what to do and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year since a policy was initiated with the avowed object and confident...
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The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, and Hon ...

Richard Josiah Hinton - Campaign literature - 1860 - 326 pages
...of his opponent. He commenced by enunciating, in the broadest manner — THE IRREPRESSIBLE CONFLICT. Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Convention: If...tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated with the avowed object, and confident...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

History - 1860 - 250 pages
...on the floor of the Senate, requested the leading advocate of the Nebraska bill to state hi* opinion MR. PRESIDENT, AND GENTLEMEN OF THE CONVENTION: If...tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated with the avowed object, and confident...
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Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas ...

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1860 - 348 pages
...Convention Mr. Lincoln had been named as their candidate for US Senator. Mr. Douglas was not present.] MR. PRESIDENT, AND GENTLEMEN OF THE CONVENTION : If...tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated with the avowed object, and confident...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 266 pages
...Mr. Lincoln had buen uamt´d as Uu-ir candidate for (.'. S. Senator.] MR. PRESIDENT, AND GI═NTLEM^N OF THE CONVENTION: If we could first know where we...tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. Л\'е are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated witi. the avowed object, and...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 270 pages
...Mr. Liucoln had been named as their candidate for U. Ё. Senator.] MR. PRESIDENT, AND GBNTLEMKN OP THE CONVENTION: If we could first know where we are,...tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far Into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated with the avowed object, and confident...
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The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln: With a Portrait on ...

David W. Bartlett - 1860 - 356 pages
...candidate for United States Senator. Mr. Douglas was not present.] MR. PRESIDENT, AND GENTLEMEN OP THE CONVENTION : If we could first know where we are,...tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated with the avowed object, and confident...
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The Life, Speeches, and Public Services of Abram [sic] Lincoln: Together ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 138 pages
...meant can now be directly ascertained. SPEECH OF HON. ABRAM LINCOLN. SPRINGFIELD, June 17, 1858. ME. PRESIDENT, AND GENTLEMEN OF THE CONVENTION : If we...whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do,and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was initiated with the avowed...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 292 pages
...Laucˇla had been named as their candidate for U. 8, Senator.] MR. PRESIDENT, AND GEXTLKMPX OP тик CONVENTION: If we could first know where we are, and...tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it. We are now far into the fifth year, since a policy was Initiated whL the avowed object, and confident...
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