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" Now, and here, let me guard a little against being misunderstood. I do not mean to say we are bound to follow implicitly in whatever our fathers did. To do so would be to discard all the lights of current experience —to reject all progress — all improvement. "
THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, OF ILLINOIS, AND HON ... - Page 250
1860
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LIVES AND SPEECHES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HANNIBAL HAMLIN

1860
...guard a little against being misunderstood. I do not mean to say we are bound to follow implicitly in whatever our fathers did. To do so would be to...their great authority, fairly considered and weighed, can not stand; and most surely not in a case whereof we ourselves declare they understood the question...
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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
...guard a little against being misunderstood. I do not mean to say we are bound to follow implicitly in whatever our fathers did. To do so, would be to...and policy of our fathers in any case, we should do BO upon evidence so conelusive, and argument so clear, that even their great authority, fairly considered...
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A Political Text Book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 254 pages
...guard a little against being misunderstood. I do not mean to say we are bound to follow implicitly in whatever our fathers did. To do so, would be to...supplant the opinions and policy of our fathers in auy ca~e, we should do so upon evidence so conclusive, aud argument so clear, that even their great...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 254 pages
...a little against being misunderstood. I do not mean to say we are bound to follow l:ii|)'i..-.: ly in whatever our fathers did. To do so, would be to...would supplant the opinions and policy of our fathers iu atiy c;ic, we should do so upon evidence so conclusive, and argument so clear, that even their great...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 254 pages
...guard a little against being mis«nderatood, I do not mean to say we are bound to follow implicitly in whatever our fathers did. To do so, would be to...of current experience — to reject .all progress — alt improvement. What I do say is, that if we would supplant the opinions and policy of our fathers...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 254 pages
...guard a little against being misanderstood. I do not mean to say we are bound to follow implicitly in whatever our fathers did. To do so, would be to...all the lights of current experience — to reject ail progress— all improvement. What I do say is, that if we would supplant the opinions and policy...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 248 pages
...do not mean to say we are bound to follow implicitly in whatever our fathers did. To do so, would he to discard all the lights of current experience — to reject all progress — all improvement. What 1 do say is, that if we would supplant the opinions and policy of our fathers in any case, we should...
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A Political Text-book for 1860: Comprising a Brief View of Presidential ...

Campaign literature - 1860 - 248 pages
...guard a little against being misjnderstood. I do not mean to say we are bound to follow implicitly in whatever our fathers did. To do so, would be to discard all the lights ot current experience — to reject all progress — all improvement. What I do »ay is, that if we...
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Life and Public Services of Abraham Lincoln: Sixteenth President of the ...

David Brainerd Williamson - Campaign literature, 1864 - 1864 - 171 pages
...guard a little against being misunderstood. I do not mean to say we are bound to follow implicitly in whatever our fathers did. To do so, would be to discard all the lights of current experience — we reject all progress — all improvement. What I do say is, that if we would supplant the opinions...
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Illustrated Life, Services, Martyrdom, and Funeral of Abraham Lincoln ...

David Brainerd Williamson - Presidents - 1865 - 285 pages
...guard a little against being misunderstood. I do not mean to say we are bound to follow implicitly in whatever our fathers did. To do so, would be to discard all the lights of current experience — we reject all progress — all improvement. What I do say is, that if we would supplant the opinions...
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