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" I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. "
States' Rights and American Federalism: A Documentary History - Page 133
by Lynn Nelson - 1999 - 232 pages
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 111

Edmund Burke - History - 1870
...probably have been very different. In his inaugural message in March 1861, President Lincoln said, " / have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere...right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so." And in a letter written and published by him in the second year of the civil war, the same President...
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Annual Register

History - 1864
...speeches of him who now addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere...similar declarations, and had never recanted them.' " The message concluded thus : — "The fate of the Confederacy, under the blessing of Divine Providence,...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 181

1889
...the Republic by half-adozen lines of proclamation. The president, in his inaugural address, said : " I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it now exists ; I believe that I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination...
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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine, Volume 1

1864
...reasonable ground for such an apprehension. I quote one of my former speeches, in which I declared that ' I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in states where it exists.' I believe I have no lawful right, as I have no inclination^ to do so. Those...
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THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, OF ILLINOIS, AND HON ...

1860
...man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse. I will say here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere...right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and the black races....
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LIVES AND SPEECHES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HANNIBAL HAMLIN

1860
...man can prove a horsechestnut to be a chestnut horse. I will say here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose directly or indirectly to interfere...exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I Lave no inclination to do so. I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between...
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THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN,

D.W. BARTLETT - 1860
...man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnuthorse. I will say here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution in the States where it exists. I believe I have no right to do so. I have no inclination to do so....
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Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas ...

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1860 - 268 pages
...man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse. I will say here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution in the States where it exists. I believe I have no right to do so. I have no inclination to do so....
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The Life and Public Services of Hon. Abraham Lincoln: With a Portrait on ...

David W. Bartlett - Campaign literature - 1860 - 354 pages
...man can prove a horse-chestnut to be a chestnuthorse. I will say here, while upon this subject, that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution in the States where it exists. I believe I have no right to do so. I have no inclination to do so....
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Journal: 1st-13th Congress. Repr. . 14th Congress, 1st Session ..., Volume 1

United States. Congress. Senate - United States - 1861
...speeches of him who now addresses you. I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that > ' I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere...similar declarations, and had never recanted them. And, more than this, they placed in the platform for my acceptance, and as a law to themselves and...
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