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Lincoln, Abraham; Nicolay, John G., ed; Hay, John, ed. 'Letter to James N. Brown, October 18, 1858' in 'The Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, v. 5' . New York: Francis D. Tandy Company, 1894, 1858. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: Northern Illinois University
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Note from page 87: 1. This letter accompanied a little book from the hand of Lincoln, containing newspaper-clippings of portions of his speeches, compiled to aid Captain Brown in the campaign of 1858. Brown had been an Old-Line Whig and became a Lincoln Republican. Upon the change he found he needed something to refute the cry of "negro equality" brought against his new party, and for that purpose Lincoln put together the booklet. Lincoln further wrote: "The following extracts are taken from various speeches of mine delivered at various times and places; and I believe they contain the substance of all I have ever said about ‘negro equality.’ The first three are from my answer to Judge Douglas, Oct. 16, 1854, at Peoria."

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Lincoln, Abraham; Nicolay, John G., ed; Hay, John, ed. 'Letter to James N. Brown, October 18, 1858' in 'The Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, v. 5' . New York: Francis D. Tandy Company, 1894, 1858. [format: book], [genre: letter]. Permission: Northern Illinois University
Persistent link to this document: http://lincoln.lib.niu.edu/file.php?file=NH558c.html
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