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 Posted: Fri Apr 13th, 2007 01:17 am
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Doc C

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Even the great emancipator Lincoln during a meeting with prominent black leaders of the period, i.e. Douglass, etc. spoke bluntly, to papaphrase him - preservation of the union was paramount, not slavery. If the union could be preserved with slavey intact, so be it. I'm sure some one will come up with his exact words but the jest of it was slavery was secondary to Lincoln until he could use it as his trump card in 1863 but only as a method to defeat the south.

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