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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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The Works of James Abram Garfield, Band 2

James Abram Garfield - 1882
...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 to say, / would rather be assassinated on th1s spot than surrender it." 1 Deep and strong was his devotion...
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The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the ..., Band 1

Horace Greeley - 1864 - 37 Seiten
...to save it. If it cannot be saved on that basis, it will be truly awful. But, if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about to say that I would rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it. Now, in my view of the present...
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American Revolution Bicentennial Administration: Hearings, Ninety-third ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee No. 2 - 1973 - 314 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...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it ... I have said nothing but what I am willing to live by, and if it be the pleasure of Almighty God,...
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American Revolution Bicentennial Administration: Hearings Before ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary - 1973 - 314 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...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it ... I have said nothing but what I am willing to live by, and if it be the pleasure of Almighty God,...
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Legitimacy in the Modern State

John H. Schaar - 1981 - 359 Seiten
...save it. If it can't be saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful. But, if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle— I was...say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than to surrender it.8 In this discourse Lincoln asserted that the articles of the political covenant are...
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Beware the People Weeping: Public Opinion and the Assassination of Abraham ...

Thomas Reed Turner - 1991 - 284 Seiten
...another theme constantly elaborated upon. His statement at Philadelphia, "But if this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle, I was about...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender to it," seemed to make Lincoln a prophet of his martyrdom.17 Because Lincoln was assassinated on Good...
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Ronald Reagan The Movie: And Other Episodes in Political Demonology

Michael Rogin - 1988 - 420 Seiten
...Union; now Union and freedom must live or die together. Lincoln continued, "If this country cannot be saved without giving up that principle — I was about to say that I would rather be assassinated on this spot than to surrender it."22 That "wholly unprepared speech,"...
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Building the Myth: Selected Speeches Memorializing Abraham Lincoln

Waldo W. Braden, Waldo Warder Braden - 1990 - 259 Seiten
...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 to say, / would rather be assastinated on this spot than surrender it. [speech, Feb. 22, 1861] Deep and strong...
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Out of the Wilderness: The Life of Abraham Lincoln

William Hanchett - 1994 - 151 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...rather be assassinated on this spot than surrender it." SEVEN Disunion and the Outbreak of War The long, jolting, stopping, and starting journey to Washington...
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Lincoln

David Herbert Donald - 1996 - 714 Seiten
...for all future time." "If it can't be saved upon that principle, it will be truly awful," he warned. "I was about to say I would rather be assassinated on this spot than to surrender it." As he was leaving for Harrisburg, young Frederick W. Seward brought confidential...
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