Thursday, October 14, 1858.
Lincoln, while he does not believe at all in the social or political equality of the races, does believe the right of the negro to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" equal to that of the white. In other words, he denies that slavery is morally right. He denies that it is a God-made Institution. Douglas believes that it is — that a negro has no rights which a white man is bound to respect. The view of Lincoln, is the view taken by every great Statesman, every sound mind in all the former days of this Republic. It has been left to the lights of the present bogus Democracy to make the new discoveries.