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Collection Reference Number GLC05303.02
From Archive Folder Unassociated Civil War Documents 1864 
Title The Address of the Hon. Abraham Lincoln, in vindication of the policy of the framers of the Constitution and the Principles of the Republican Party, ...
Date 27 September 1864
Author Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Title continues, " ... Delivered at Cooper Institute, February 27th, 1860, issued by the Young Men's Republican Union, with notes by Charles C. Nott & Cephas Brainerd, Members of the Board of Control." Printed by George F. Nesbitt & Co., Printers and Stationers. Includes a list of the board members of the Young Men's Republican Union. In the speech, Lincoln addresses the most pressing issue of the day, slavery, and attacks the view put forth by Stephen Douglas and others that slavery was founded by the forefathers of the country. He examines the views of the 39 signers of the Constitution and notes that at least 21of them believed that Congress should control slavery in the U. S. territories, not allow it to expand. Lincoln proposes that the Republican stance of the time was not revolutionary, but similar to the views of the country's forefathers, and therefore should not alarm Southerners, who opposed the Republican agenda. Also bound with this pamphlet is one titled, "The Association of 1774," printed by S. G. Courtenay & Co., Charleston, South Carolina, 1859.
Subjects Civil War  Union Forces  President  Republican Party  Election  Government and Civics  US Constitution  Slavery  African American History  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme The American Civil War
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
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