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 Posted: Wed Jan 28th, 2009 07:35 pm
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One important reason, is of Lincoln's intense concern for the border states and their reaction to emancipation if it would cover the the entire country rather than the CSA. Ole's correct that Lincoln couldn't do it even if he wanted to in the border states because of constitutional restrictions. Even so, I doubt seriously if he would have emancipated slaves in border states for fear of losing these states.

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