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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, vol 4

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates II

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Author: Abraham Lincoln
Published: 1905
Language: English
Wordcount: 38,234 / 109 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.3
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,105
mnybks.net#: 4403
Genre: History
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add to this that I have never seen, to my knowledge, a man, woman, or child who was in favor of producing a perfect equality, social and political, between negroes and white men. I recollect of but one distinguished instance that I ever heard of so frequently as to be entirely satisfied of its correctness, and that is the case of Judge Douglas's old friend Colonel Richard M. Johnson. I will also add to the remarks I have made (for I am not going to enter at large upon this subject), that I have never had the least apprehension that I or my friends would marry negroes if there was no law to keep them from it; but as Judge Douglas and his friends seem to be in great apprehension that they might, if there were no law to keep them from it, I give him the most solemn pledge that I will to the very last stand by the law of this State which forbids the marrying of white people with negroes. I will add one further word, which is this: that I do not understand that there is any place where an alteration of the soci

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