Speech fragment concerning the abolition of slavery

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dc.contributor.author Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 en_US
dc.coverage.spatial [s.l.] en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-16T15:44:49Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-16T15:44:49Z
dc.date.created [ca. July 1858?] en_US
dc.date.issued 2009-02-16T15:44:49Z
dc.identifier.other GL0057_001 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0057_002 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0057 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2374.OX/62412
dc.description Manuscript (ca. July 1858?), probably the concluding portion of a speech from the 1858 Senate campaign, concerning Lincoln's expectation that slavery would eventually be abolished. Lincoln acknowledges his ambition for higher office but continues, "[i]n the Republican cause there is a higher aim than that of mere office. I have not allowed myself to forget that the abolition of the Slave-trade by Great Brittain [sic], was agitated a hundred years before it was a final success;... School-boys know that Wilbe[r]force, and Granville Sharp helped that cause forward; but who can now name a single man who labored to retard it? Remembering these things I can not regard it as possible that the higher object of this contest may not be completely attained within the term of my natural life. But I can not doubt either that it will come in due time. Even in this view, I am proud, in my passing speck of time, to contribute an humble mite to that glorious consummation, which my own poor eyes may not last to see." en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Gilder Lehrman Collection en_US
dc.rights Gilder Lehrman Collection en_US
dc.rights.uri http://www.freedomcenter.org/about-us/contact-us/ en_US
dc.subject Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Oratory en_US
dc.subject Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States en_US
dc.subject United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 en_US
dc.subject Speeches, addresses, etc., American. en_US
dc.title Speech fragment concerning the abolition of slavery en_US
dc.type Autograph manuscript en_US
dc.publisher.digital National Underground Railroad Freedom Center en_US
dc.contributor.repository Gilder Lehrman Collection at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center en_US
dc.repository.place Cincinnati, Ohio en_US
dc.rights.permissions World en_US

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