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" The Union is much older than the Constitution. It was formed, in fact, by the Articles of Association in 1774. It was matured and continued by the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States... "
Annual Register - Page 212
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume 6

United States. President - United States - 1897
...objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution was "to form a more perfect Union." But if destruction of the Union by one or by a part only of the States be lawfully possible, the Union is tess perfect than before the Constitution, having lost the vital element of perpetuity. It follows...
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Volume 5

United States. President, James Daniel Richardson - United States - 1911
...Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...Articles of Confederation in 1778. And finally, in 178 7, one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution was ' ' to form...
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Robert E. Lee and the Southern Confederacy, 1807-1870

Henry Alexander White - United States - 1897 - 467 pages
...the Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...perpetual by the Articles of Confederation in 1778." President Lincoln ventured to designate a committee's recommendation in 1774 as a legal instrument...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 15

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1898
...violate it — break it, so to speak — but does it not require all to lawfully rescind it ? But if destruction of the Union by one or by a part only...the States be lawfully possible, the Union is less perfect than before — the Constitution having lost the vital element of perpetuity. It follows from...
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The Words of Abraham Lincoln, for Use in Schools

Abraham Lincoln - 1898 - 270 pages
...Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should be perpetual, by the Articles of the Confederation, in 1778. And, finally, in 1787, one of the declared objects for ordaining and establishing...
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Early Speeches, Springfield Speech, Cooper Union Speech, Inaugural Addresses ...

Abraham Lincoln - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1899 - 167 pages
...Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...the States be lawfully possible, the Union is less perfect than before the Constitution, having lost the vital element of perpetuity. It follows from...
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The Gettysburg Speech, and Other Papers

Abraham Lincoln - 1899 - 100 pages
...Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...Constitution was, " to form a more perfect Union." But if destruction of the Union by one, or by a part only, of the States be lawfully possible, the Union is...
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Abraham Lincoln

Carl Schurz - 1899 - 100 pages
...Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...Constitution was, " to form a more perfect Union." But if destruction of the Union by one, or by a part only, of the States be lawfully possible, the Union is...
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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897: 1861-1869

United States. President - Presidents - 1899
...Declaration of Independence in 1776. It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should...for ordaining and establishing the Constitution was ' ' lo form a more perfect Union." But if destruction of the Union by one or by a part only of the...
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The Gettysburg Speech, and Other Papers

Abraham Lincoln - Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 - 1899 - 98 pages
...objects for ordaining and establishing the Constitution was, " to form a more perfect Union." But if destruction of the Union by one, or by a part only,...the States be lawfully possible, the Union is less perfect than before the Constitution, having lost the vital element of perpetuity. It follows from...
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