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Abraham Lincoln Says

"I have noticed in Southern newspapers, particularly the Richmond Enquirer, the Southern view of the Free States.

They insist that slavery has a right to spread. They defend it upon principle. They insist that their slaves are far better off than Northern freemen.

What a mistaken view do these men have of Northern laborers!

They think that men are always to remain laborers here-but there is no such class.

The men who labored for another last year, this year labors for himself, and next year he will hire others to labor for him.

These men don't understand when they think in this manner of Northern free labor.

-Speech, 1856