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Collection Reference Number GLC09241
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1858 
Title Abraham Lincoln speech delivered July 17, 1858
Date ca. 17 July 1858
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Speech delivered on July 17, 1858 in Springfield, IL, as a prelude to the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Contains Lincoln's stands on key national issues including the Dred Scott decision and the Lecompton Constitution. "My declarations upon...Negro slavery may be misrepresented, but cannot be misunderstood."
Subjects State Constitution  Dred Scott  President  Election  Slavery  African American History  Politics  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Theme African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Government & Politics; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859