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" I repeat the declaration made a year ago, that " while I remain in my present position I shall not attempt to retract or modify the emancipation proclamation, nor shall I return to slavery any person who is free by the terms of that proclamation, or by... "
Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Michigan - Page 1225
by Michigan. Legislature. House of Representatives - 1865
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The History, Civil, Political and Military, of the Southern ..., Volume 4

Orville James Victor - United States - 1861 - 598 pages
...made a year ago, that ' whil I remain ia my present position I shall not attemp to retractor modify the emancipation proclamation nor shall I return to slavery any person who is fre by the terms of that proclamation, or by any of th< acts of Congress.' If the people should, by...
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General Orders

United States. Army. Department of the Gulf (1862-1865). - New Orleans (La.) - 1862 - 754 pages
...at this point, that while I remain in my present position, I shall not attempt to retract or modify the emancipation proclamation, nor shall I return...free by the terms of that proclamation, or by any of the acts of Congress. For these and other reasons, it is thought best that support of these measures...
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The War with the South: A History of the Late Rebellion, with ..., Volume 3

Robert Tomes, Benjamin G. Smith - Slavery - 1862 - 842 pages
...at this point, that while I remain in my present position I shall not attempt to retract or modify the Emancipation Proclamation, nor shall I return...free by the terms of that proclamation, or by any of the acts of Congress. For these and other reasons it is thought best that support of these measures...
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Journal: 1st-13th Congress . Repr. 14th Congress, 1st Session ..., Volume 1

United States. Congress. House - United States - 1863 - 1180 pages
...at this point, that while I remain in my present position I shall not attempt to retract or modify the emancipation proclamation; nor shall I return to slavery any person who ia free by the terms of that proclamation, or by any of the acts of Congress. For these and other reasons...
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War Powers Under the Constitution of the United States

William Whiting - Executive power - 1864 - 376 pages
...at this point, tha^vhile I remain in my present position, I shall not attempt to retract or modify the emancipation proclamation, nor shall I return...free by the terms of that proclamation, or by any of the acts of Congress. For these and other reasons it is thought best that support of these measures...
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Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Part 1

United States. Department of State - United States - 1864 - 934 pages
...made a year ago, that "while I remain iu my present position I shall not attempt to retract or modify the emancipation proclamation, nor shall I return...free by the terms of that proclamation, or by any of the acts of Congress." If the people should, by whatever mode or means, make it an Executive duty...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 76

Liberalism (Religion) - 1864 - 468 pages
...astounding breach of faith. While I remain in my present position, I shall not attempt to retract or modify the emancipation proclamation, nor shall I return...free by the terms of that proclamation, or by any of the acts of Congress." Less could not have been said without dishonor. More was not needed to ratify...
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Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln: Sixteenth President of the ...

David Brainerd Williamson - Campaign literature, 1864 - 1864 - 210 pages
...emancipation, he said : " While I remain in my present position, I shall not attempt to retract or modify the emancipation proclamation ; nor shall I return...free by the terms of that proclamation, or by any of the acts of Congress." Accompanying the Message, was a proclamation offering for the acceptance...
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The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - Confederate States of America - 1864 - 462 pages
...at this point, th'at while I remain in my present position I shall not attempt to retract or modify the emancipation proclamation ; nor shall I return...free by the terms of that proclamation, or by any of the acts of Congress. For these and other reasons it is thought best that support of these measures...
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America: the Origin of Her Present Conflict: Her Prospect for the Slave, and ...

James William Massie - Slavery - 1864 - 534 pages
...add at this point, while I remain in my present position, I shall not attempt to retract or modify the emancipation proclamation ; nor shall I return...free by the terms of that proclamation, or by any of the acts of Congress. For these and other reasons, it is thought best that support of these measures...
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