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" But this momentous question, like a firebell in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed, indeed, for the moment. But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence. "
The United States Democratic Review - Seite 372
1849
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Lincoln's Speeches Reconsidered

John Channing Briggs - 2005 - 370 Seiten
...terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the union. ... A geographical line, co-inciding widi a marked principle, moral and political, once conceived,...passions of men, will never be obliterated; and every irritation will mark it deeper and deeper. I can say, with conscious trudi, that diere is not a man...
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James Monroe: The American Presidents Series: The 5th President, 1817-1825

Gary Hart - 2005 - 170 Seiten
...had been "filled with terror" that the issue might prove "the death knell of the Union. It is hushed for the moment. But this is a reprieve only; not a final sentence."21 In the final analysis Monroe based his approval of the Missouri Compromise on constitutional...
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Citizen Jefferson

John P. Kaminski - 2005 - 132 Seiten
...in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed indeed for the moment. But this is a...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper. I can say with conscious truth that there is not a man on earth who would sacrifice more than I would...
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The Essential Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson, Jean M. Yarbrough - 1963 - 328 Seiten
...in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed, indeed, for the moment. But this is...angry passions of men, will never be obliterated; and ever\r new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper. I can say, with conscious truth, that there is...
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One Nation, Indivisible?: A Study of Secession and the Constitution

Robert F. Hawes - 2006 - 374 Seiten
...quarrel would only further deepen the sectional rift. "This is a reprieve only," Jafferson argued, "not a final sentence. A geographical line, coinciding...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper." ^ And later, writing to Albert Gallatin on December 26, 1820, Jefferson echoed the thoughts of Madison...
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Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic

Matthew Mason - 2006 - 339 Seiten
...to become official and extend across the continent. Jefferson famously deplored the compromise, for "a geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle,...every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper." 38 "What," asked John Taylor of Caroline, "is the political attitude of nations towards each other,...
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Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic

Matthew Mason - 2006 - 339 Seiten
...to become official and extend across the continent. Jefferson famously deplored the compromise, for "a geographical line, coinciding with a marked principle,...obliterated; and every new irritation will mark it deeper and deeper."58 "What," asked John Taylor of Caroline, "is the political attitude of nations towards each...
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Human Body Size and the Laws of Scaling: Physiological, Performance, Growth ...

William D. Pederson, Thomas T. Samaras, Frank J. Williams - 2007 - 381 Seiten
...Union," but not yet "a final sentence." Then he quoted Jefferson: A geographical line, co-inciding [sic] with a marked principle, moral and political, once...passions of men, will never be obliterated; and every irritation will mark it deeper and deeper. I can say, with conscious truth, that there is not a man...
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The Civil War

Anne Devereaux Jordan, Virginia Schomp - 2006 - 72 Seiten
...momentous question" was like "a fire bell in the night [that] awakened and filled me with terror. ... It is hushed, indeed for the moment. But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence." THE COMPROMISE OF 1850 Within three decades of the Missouri Compromise, Thomas Jefferson's prediction...
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America's Forgotten History: Part Two - Rupture

Mark David Ledbetter - 2007 - 472 Seiten
...in the night, awakened and filled me with terror. I considered it at once as the knell of the Union. It is hushed, indeed, for the moment. But this is a reprieve only, not a final sentence. TARIFF OF 1824 The momentous question was too dangerous to put into words. The Missouri crisis had...
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