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William H. Herndon, Jesse William Weik, Herndon's Lincoln: The True Story of a Great Life, Etiam in minimis major, The History and Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln by William H. Herndon, for twenty years his friend and Jesse William Weik 1,765 1 Browse Search
Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A. Douglas, Debates of Lincoln and Douglas: Carefully Prepared by the Reporters of Each Party at the times of their Delivery. 1,301 9 Browse Search
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 947 3 Browse Search
John G. Nicolay, A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln, condensed from Nicolay and Hayes' Abraham Lincoln: A History 914 0 Browse Search
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House 776 0 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events, Diary from December 17, 1860 - April 30, 1864 (ed. Frank Moore) 495 1 Browse Search
Rebellion Record: a Diary of American Events: Documents and Narratives, Volume 1. (ed. Frank Moore) 485 1 Browse Search
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 27. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones) 456 0 Browse Search
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans) 410 0 Browse Search
Horace Greeley, The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65: its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the War for the Union. Volume I. 405 1 Browse Search
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of this month they will have driven them entirely from the Peninsula. The President's bill to compensate any State which may abolish slavery. The following message from the President was delivered to Congress to-day: Fellow Citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives: Herewith is the draft of the bill to compensate any State which may abolish slavery within its limits, the passage of which, substantially as presented, I respectfully and earnestly recommend. Abraham Lincoln. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whenever the President of the United States shall be satisfied that any State shall have lawfully abolished slavery within and through-out such State, either immediately or gradually, it shall be the duty of the President, assisted by the Secretary of the Treasury, to prepare and deliver to each State an amount of six per cent, interest-bearing bonds of the Uni
The Daily Dispatch: July 19, 1862., [Electronic resource], American affairs — another letter from Mr. Spence. (search)
d would respect those principles which hitherto all Americans have revered. The same well-known instrument declares the "pursuit of happiness" to be an inalienable right of man. How could the people of the South pursue happiness under a system to escape from which they are now cheerfully sacrificing their property and their lives? If, then, we see the advantage of mediation, and its principles are plainly in view, there remains but the question of time. The 75,000 men called out by Mr. Lincoln were soon found to be a miscalculation; the 580,000 that followed now require more levies. Allowances were made for the failure of the first campaign; but this, the result of ample preparation, is plainly hopeless as a means of restoring the Union. Meantime every day brings nearer the extinction of the stock of cotton, and the torch is busy lighting fires that are consuming the vitals of our people. The present moment is not, indeed, the time for positive action. That could not possib