The Speeches Of Abraham Lincoln; Including Inaugurals And Proclamations

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byAbraham Lincoln

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Excerpt: ... SPEECH AT FREEPORT, ILL., (THE SECOND OF THE DEBATES WITH DOUGLAS), WITH REJOINDER, AUG. 27, 1858. [Here is the substance of the second discussion with Judge Douglas on the leading political topics that at the time agitated the country. It contains, it will be seen, Lincoln's answers to Douglas's seven interrogatories, and the four questions he, so far, propounds to Douglas, and calls upon him for replies. Of these four questions, an entangling one is the second, which reads: "Can the people of a United States Territory, in any lawful way, against the wish of any citizen of the United States, exclude slavery from its limits prior to the formation of a State Constitution?" Judge Douglas's answer was in the affirmative, and the admission was, as Lincoln foresaw, unpalatable to the South, and fatal to Douglas when in the running, two years later, for the Presidency. It was a tactical thing in Lincoln to wrest this admission from his great adversary, since to assert that a territorial legislature could enact laws hostile to slavery was certain to offend Southern democrats and nullify the Dred Scott decision. To extort this admission from Douglas was therefore just what Lincoln wanted and obtained, and though it lost him the Illinois senatorship, it put Douglas out of the running for the Presidency]. Ladies and Gentlemen: On Saturday last, Judge Douglas and myself first met in public discussion. He spoke one hour, I an hour and a half, and he replied for half an hour. The order is now reversed. I am to speak an hour, he an hour and a half, and then I am to reply for half an hour. I propose to devote myself during the first hour to the scope of what was brought within the range of his half-hour speech at Ottawa. Of course there was brought within the scope of that half-hour's speech somet...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1908. Excerpt: ... SPEECH AT FREEPORT, ILL., (THE SECOND OF THE DEBATES WITH DOUGLAS), WITH REJOINDER, AUG. 27, 1858. [Here is the substance of the second discussion with Ju...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217397794

ISBN - 13:9780217397797

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