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" I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying that both the army and the government needed a dictator. Of course it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes... "
Speech and Scrap Book for Speakers - Page 285
1924 - 304 pages
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Abraham Lincoln and the Downfall of American Slavery

Noah Brooks - 1894 - 471 pages
...great wrong to the country and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...given you the command. Only those generals who gain success can be dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship....
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Complete Works, Volume 7

Abraham Lincoln - 1894
...great wrong to the country and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you command. Only those generals who gain successes can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military...
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Military Essays and Recollections: Papers Read Before the Commandery of the ...

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Illinois - 1894
...the country and to a most meritorious officer. I have heard in such a way as to believe it of you, of your recently saying that both the army and the...have given you the command ; only those generals who can succeed, can set up as dictators ; and what I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk...
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McClure's Magazine, Volume 4

1895
...great wrong to the country and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...given you the command. Only those generals who gain success can set up as dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship."...
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The Heart of Oak Books, Volume 6

Charles Eliot Norton, George Henry Browne - 1895
...great wrong to the country and to a most meritorious and honorable brother-officer. . I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...given you the command. Only those generals who gain sure-esses can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship....
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Abraham Lincoln: A Lecture

Robert Green Ingersoll - 1895 - 53 pages
...great wrong to the country and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you command. Only those generals who gain successes can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military...
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The Fifth Army Corps (Army of the Potomac): A Record of Operations During ...

William Henry Powell - 1895 - 900 pages
...great wrong to the country, and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...needed a dictator. Of course, it was not for this, hut in spite of it, that I have given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes can set...
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Recollections of Abraham Lincoln 1847-1865

Ward Hill Lamon - 1895 - 276 pages
...officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your saying that both the country and the army needed a dictator. Of course it was not for this,...given you the command. Only those generals who gain success can set themselves up as dictators. What I ask of you is military success, and I will risk...
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Scribner's Popular History of the United States, Volume 5

William Cullen Bryant, Sydney Howard Gay, Noah Brooks - 1897
...great wrong to the country, and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...Only those generals who gain successes can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship. The Government...
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Abraham Lincoln's Stories and Speeches: Including "Early Life Stories ...

Abraham Lincoln - 1896 - 477 pages
...great wrong to the country, and to a most meritorious and honorable brotherofficer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying...have given you the command. Only those Generals who win victories can set up Dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the...
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