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" Now, my friends, can this country be saved on that basis ? If it can, I will consider myself one of the happiest men in the world if I can help to save it. If it cannot be saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful. But if this country cannot be... "
The History of the Civil War in America: Comprising a Full and Impartial ... - Seite 65
von John Stevens Cabot Abbott - 1863
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Papers relating to foreign affairs [afterw.] Foreign relations of ..., Teil 4

United States dept. of state - 1866
...which sound prophetical after the occurrence which has eo troubled the country: "If this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it;" and his last words on the occasion were, " I have said nothing but what I am willing to live by, and,...
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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: And the Attempted Assassination of ...

United States. Dept. of State - 1866 - 717 Seiten
...sound prophetical after the occurrence •which has so troubled the country: "If this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it ;" and his last words on the occasion were, " I have said nothing but what I am willing to live by,...
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War of the Rebellion; Or, Scylla and Charybdis: Consisting of Observations ...

Henry Stuart Foote - 1866 - 440 Seiten
...impressive harangue, at the raising of the United States flag over Independence Hall, thus touchingly: "Now, in my view of the present aspect of affairs, there need be no bloodshed or war. There is no necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course; and I may say, and in advance, that there...
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Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America, Band 1

Benson John Lossing - 1866 - 610 Seiten
...that principle, it will be truly awful. But if this country cannot be saved without giving up this principle, I was about to say, I would rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it. . . . My friends, I have said nothing but what I am willing to live by, and, if it be the pleasure...
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Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Teil 4

United States. Department of State - 1866
..."If this country cannot be saved without giving up the principle of the Declaration of Independence, I was about to say, I would rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it ;" and the sacrifice was accepted. For refusing to give up that principle — the vital principle of...
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Synopsis of the American War

Joshua Rhodes Balme - 1866 - 228 Seiten
...sound prophetically after the occurrence which has so troubled the country — "If this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about to say, / wnuld rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it" — and his last words on the occasion...
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President Lincoln; Self-pourtrayed

John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow - 1866 - 239 Seiten
...myself one of the happiest men in the world if I can help to save it. ... But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about to say / would rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it." — Speech at Philadelphia in ' Independence...
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Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events: Embracing ...

1867
...save it. If it cannot be saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful. But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about...affairs, there need be no bloodshed or war. There is no necessity for it. I am not in favor of such a course, and I may say, in advance, that there will...
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THE ASSASSINATION OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

WILLIAM H. SEWARD - 1867
...which sound prophetical after the occurrence which has so troubled the country: "If this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it;" and his last words on the occasion were, "I have said nothing but what I am willing to live by, and,...
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Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America from Washington to ...

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - 1867 - 480 Seiten
...save it ; if it cannot be saved on that principle, it will be truly awful. But, if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about to say I would rather be assassinated upon this spot than surrender it. Now, in my view of the present aspect of affairs, there need be no...
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