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Box 20, Folder 1, Document 122

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The se>ldom quoted words of the much quoted President Extrac t from. speech of Ab~aham Lincoln delivered Sept o 18,1858 at Charles-oon, Ill

"I will say then.? that I am not, nor ever have been, in favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races-t.h.a t I am not~ nor ever have been in favor of maki~ voters or jurors of Negroes; nor of them to hold office-nor to intermarry with white people; and I will say in addition to this., that there is a difference between the white and black races, which I believe will forever forbid the two races living together on terms of social and political equalityo And inasmuch as they cannot so live., while they do remain tq;ether, there must be the position of superior and inferior, and I, as much as any other man, am in favor of having the superior position assigned to the white race o11 Authority; The collected works of Abraham Lincoln

Voi 111., 1858-1860 S oR o 308., Rutgers Univ o Press New Br1IDSwick






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