In Favor of Abolitionism.
Thursday, September 2, 1858.
Lincoln is an Abolitionist in one part of his speech as every man must admit, for he declares that "Congress has the power to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia." Here is a quotation from his speech as published in the Chicago Journal, a Republican paper:
* * As to the abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia, he should be glad to see it done, and believes Congress has the Constitutional power to do it. But he should be in favor of its gradual abolition, by submitting the question to the vote of the people of the District, and by granting compensation to the slave owners.
If slavery is so damnable as represented by Lincoln and the Republicans, and Congress has the power to abolish it in the District of Columbia, then it is to be expected that Lincoln and his party will go for its unconditional abolition, or else they are not consistent. And then, if they support such a measure, they
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Go in gentlemen! You cannot reconcile all your different notions of negro equality with the opinions of the voters of this continent.