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To: WhiskeyPapa
I have been looking for some documentary support for the claim that Lincoln did not attempt to free the slaves immediately upon becoming president because at the time he still held a large portfolio of slave call options at the Charleston Slave Market. I would be satisfied with any written support (other than this post) with or without footnotes.

Thanks.

3 posted on 06/20/2002 1:54:15 PM PDT by ned
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To: ned
Letter to Albert G. Hodges
6 posted on 06/20/2002 2:26:41 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: ned
Are you serious? An 1861 options market on slave futures in Charleston?
39 posted on 06/22/2002 4:20:15 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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