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Robert E. Lee Quotes: The consolidation of the states into one vast empire, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of ruin which has overwhelmed all that preceded it.
         

The consolidation of the states into one vast empire, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of ruin which has overwhelmed all that preceded it.


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Mr. Blair, I look upon secession as anarchy. If I owned the four millions of slaves in the South, I would sacrifice them all to the Union; but how can I draw my sword upon Virginia, my native State?



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There are few, I believe, in this enlightened age, who will not acknowledge that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil.



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A land without memories is a people without liberty.



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Remember, we are all one country now. Dismiss from your mind all sectional feeling, and bring them up to be Americans.



I have always observed that wherever you find the negro, everything is going down around him, and wherever you find the white man, you see everything around him improving.

I have always observed that wherever you find the negro, everything is going down around him, and wherever you find the white man, you see everything around him improving.



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I believe it to be the duty of everyone to unite in the restoration of the country and the reestablishment of peace and harmony.



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So far from engaging in a war to perpetuate slavery, I am rejoiced that slavery is abolished.



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In all my perplexities and distresses, the Bible has never failed to give me light and strength.



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The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans!





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