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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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Letter to James N. Brown [1]

SPRINGFIELD, October 18, 1858.

My dear Sir: I do not perceive how I can express myself, more plainly, than I have done in the foregoing extracts. In four of them I have expressly disclaimed all intentions to bring about social and political equality between the white and black races, and, in all the rest, I have done the same thing by clear implication.

I have made it equally plain that I think the negro is included in the word "men" used in the Declaration of Independence.

I believe the declaration that "all

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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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