Fifth Debate with Stephen A. Letter To William H. My own feelings will not admit of this; and if mine would, we well know that those of the great mass of white people will not. I have been an Old Line Whig.
March 3, At the age of 28, while serving in the Illinois General Assembly, Lincoln made one of his first public declarations against slavery.
Fragment on Free Labor We Lincoln writings, Southern men declare that their slaves are better off than hired laborers amongst us.
III, October 15, Lincoln argued that the Founding Fathers considered slavery wrong, and firmly expected it to die a Lincoln writings death. IV, April 11, We must prevent the revival Lincoln writings the African slave trade and the enacting by Congress of a territorial slave code. They are the two principles that have stood face to face from the beginning of time; and will ever continue to struggle.
The difference between these opinions and those contained in the said resolutions, is their reason for entering this protest. They are just what we would be in their situation. Fragment on Free Labor We know, Southern men declare that their slaves are better off than hired laborers amongst us.
Seventh and Last Debate with Stephen A. If it did now exist amongst us, we should not instantly give it up. Letter to James N. So far there is no cause of difference. I wish to return Judge Douglas my profound thanks for his public annunciation here to-day, to be put on record, that his system of policy in regard to the institution of slavery contemplates that it shall last forever.
Seventh and Last Debate with Stephen A.
Brown Some feared that Lincoln was recommending social and political equality between the races. I have always hated slavery, I think as much as any Abolitionist. I have said a hundred times, and I have now no inclination to take it back, that I believe there is no right, and ought to be no inclination in the people of the free States to enter into the slave States, and interfere with the question of slavery at all.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master. I believe the declara[tion] that "all men are created equal" is the great fundamental principle upon which our free institutions rest; that negro slavery is violative of that principle; but that, by our frame of government, that principle has not been made one of legal obligation; that by our frame of government, the States which have slavery are to retain it, or surrender it at their own pleasure; and that all others -- individuals, free-states and national government -- are constitutionally bound to leave them alone about it.
It also shows one of his greatest strengths: Speech at Chicago, Illinois In this speech at Chicago, Lincoln reiterated his hatred of slavery and also his belief that it should not be touched where it then existed. The one is the common right of humanity and the other the divine right of kings.
I also acknowledge your rights and my obligations, under the constitution, in regard to your slaves. Douglas, Alton, Illinois In the final Lincoln-Douglas debate, Lincoln claimed that the issues over which the two candidates had sparred, were not just issues of his time, rather, Lincoln believed that these debates were small battles in the larger war between individual rights and the divine right of kings.
So far there is no cause of difference. You know I dislike slavery; and you fully admit the abstract wrong of it. More than that; when the fathers of the government cut off the source of slavery by the abolition of the slave trade, and adopted a system of restricting it from the new Territories where it had not existed, I maintain that they placed it where they understood, and all sensible men understood, it was in the course of ultimate extinction; and when Judge Douglas asks me why it cannot continue as our fathers made it, I ask him why he and his friends could not let it remain as our fathers made it?
That sight was a continual torment to me; and I see something like it every time I touch the Ohio, or any other slave-border.This bibliography of Abraham Lincoln is a comprehensive list of written and published works about or by Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States. In terms of primary sources containing Lincoln's letters and writings, scholars rely on The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, edited by Roy Basler, and others.
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