Friday, August 7, 2020

Quote du jour

I say, in the way our fathers originally left the slavery question, the institution was in the course of ultimate extinction, and the public mind rested in the belief that it was in the course of ultimate extinction. I say when this Government was first established, it was the policy of its founders to prohibit the spread of slavery into the new Territories of the United States, where it had not existed.
-Abraham Lincoln, third Lincoln-Douglas debate, September 15, 1858, Jonesboro, Illinois

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