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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

No Black Neighbors for Lincoln

With John Brown the negro was a man, with the same inherent rights which belong to other men.  Mr. Lincoln would not have the negro a slave, but he does not what him for a neighbor or a citizen, and does not believe the two races can dwell harmoniously and prosperously together.

Source:  Aaron M. Powell, Aug. 19, 1864, in the Anti-Slavery Standard, quoted in the Philadelphia Daily Evening Bulletin (Sept. 5, 1864), 3.

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