What you have said, Mr. President, fully satisfies me that you have given to every proposition which has been made,… (read more)
The President then proceeded to read his Emancipation Proclamation, making remarks on the several parts as he went on, and… (read more)
The Proclamation does not, indeed, mark out exactly the course I should myself prefer. But I am ready to take… (read more)
What can be indissoluble if a perpetual Union, made more perfect, is not?
A resignation is a grave act; never performed by a right minded man without forethought or with reserve.
All men are born equally free.
And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice, warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity, I… (read more)
I never refused my help to any person black or white; and I liked the office nonetheless because there were… (read more)