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" It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces, and it means that the United States must and will, sooner or later, become either entirely a slaveholding nation, or entirely a free-labor nation. "
The Dial - Page 34
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Life of Stephen A. Douglas: To which are Added His Speeches and Reports

Henry Martyn Flint - United States - 1890 - 452 pages
...that free Staien and slave States cannot permanently exist in the same republic. He said : " It ia an irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces ; and It means that the United States mast, and will, sooner or later, become eithef entirely a slaveholding nation or entirely a free-labor...
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Collections of Cayuga County Historical Society, Issues 9-11

Cayuga County Historical Society - Cayuga County (N.Y.) - 1891 - 546 pages
...the work of interested or fanatical agitators, and therefore ephemeral, mistake the case altogether. It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and...slaveholding nation or entirely a free-labor nation.'' The Republicans of Cayuga county seemed to be aroused, because on the Thursday evening before election,...
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850: 1854-1860

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1892 - 564 pages
...good of freedom with the evil of slavery. He averred that between the two there was a collision. " It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and...slave-holding nation or entirely a free-labor nation." ' Few speeches from the stump have attracted so great attention or exerted so great an influence. The...
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Abraham Lincoln and Men of War-times: Some Personal Recollections of War and ...

Alexander Kelly McClure - Presidents - 1892 - 508 pages
...school fund. It was Seward's record on that single question when Governor of New York that made him an * It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and...slaveholding nation or entirely a free-labor nation .—Seu'ard's speech at Rochester, October 25, 1858. But there is a higher law than the Constitution...
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 to the ..., Volume 2

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1892 - 604 pages
...good of freedom with the evil of slavery. He averred that between the two there was a collision. " It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and...slave-holding nation or entirely a free-labor nation." ' Few speeches from the stump have attracted so great attention or exerted so great an influence. The...
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The Constitutional and Political History of the United States: 1856-1859 ...

Hermann Von Holst - United States - 1892 - 398 pages
...incompatible. They have never permanently existed together in one country, and they never can; . . . it is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and...slave-holding nation or entirely a free-labor nation. . . . It is the failure to apprehend this great truth that induces so many unsuccessful attempts at...
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The Republican Party and Its Leaders: A History of the Party from Its ...

Thomas Wallace Knox - 1892 - 618 pages
...work of interested or fanatical agitators, and, therefore, ephemeral, mistake the case altogether. It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and...and will, sooner or later, become either entirely a slave holding nation or entirely a free labor nation. Either the cotton and rice fields of South Carolina...
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American Politics (non-partisan) from the Beginning to Date: Embodying a ...

Thomas Valentine Cooper - Political parties - 1892 - 1144 pages
...Wm. H. Seward on October 25th following, at Rochester, NY, expressed the same idea in these words : " It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and...enduring forces, and it means that the United States will sooner or later become either an entire slaveholding Nation, or an entirely free labor Nation."...
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Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1

John Torrey Morse - 1893 - 412 pages
...afterward, Oct. 25, 1858, Mr. Seward made the speech at Rochester which contained the famous sentence: "It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing...slave-holding nation, or entirely a free-labor nation." Seward's Works, new edition, 1884, iv. 292. But Seward ranked among the extremists and the agitators....
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Annual Report of the Proceedings of the Society of the Army ..., Volumes 17-20

Society of the Army of the Tennessee - United States - 1893 - 672 pages
...been quoted. Speaking of the constant collisions between the systems of free and slave labor, he said: "It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing...slave-holding nation or entirely a free-labor nation. I certainly shall never directly or indirectly give my vote to establish or sanction slavery in the...
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