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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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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and Containing Many ...

Ida Minerva Tarbell - 1900
...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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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and ..., Volume 3

Ida Minerva Tarbell - 1900
...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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Anecdotal Lincoln

Paul Selby - 1900 - 469 pages
...wrong, both to the country, and 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 a command. Only those generals who gain success can set up as dictators. What I ask of you is military...
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Lincoln: Passages from His Speeches and Letters

Abraham Lincoln - 1901 - 204 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...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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The Life of Abraham Lincoln

Henry Ketcham - 1901 - 435 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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"Abe" Lincoln's Yarns and Stories: A Complete Collection of the Funny and ...

1901 - 448 pages
...think enough of it to relieve McClellan of his command. The President said to Hooker: "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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Reminiscences of General Herman Haupt: Giving Hitherto Unpublished Official ...

Herman Haupt - 1901 - 331 pages
...the country and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard in such a way as I believe it, of your recently saying that both the...given you the command. Only those Generals who gain success can set up dictators. What I now ask of yon is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship....
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The Cambridge Modern History, Volume 7

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Baron Acton, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Sir Stanley Mordaunt Leathes - 1905
...Hooker's march on Richmond. 485 and to a most meritorious and honourable 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." This missive,...
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A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln: Condensed from Nicolay & Hay's Abraham ...

John George Nicolay - 1902 - 578 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...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: With Twenty-four Illustrations

William Eleroy Curtis - 1902 - 397 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...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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