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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

On the other hand, Lincoln had advocated passage of the 13th amendment, insisting that it be included in the 1864 Republican platform. After it had passed congress, he'd signed it and sent it to the states. So his position pushing for total abolition is well established at the time of his death.


38 posted on 04/17/2006 10:47:11 AM PDT by Heyworth
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To: Heyworth

By the time of Lincoln's death, the plantations had been laid waste, the slaves scattered, Lincoln's hold on the reins had slackened and change was on the wind.


43 posted on 04/17/2006 12:08:18 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Heyworth

Thomas Nast depicted the surrender in Harper's Weekly this way; I don't see Lincoln in the picture.

44 posted on 04/17/2006 12:14:41 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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