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Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Joshua Fry Speed, 24 August 1855

Letter from Abraham Lincoln to Joshua Fry Speed, 24 August 1855

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    [ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]

    In this eight-page letter to his friend Joshua Fry Speed, Abraham Lincoln articulated his closely guarded personal feelings about slavery, the Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the future of the Union should slavery be extended into the new territories. Prior to the Civil War, Lincoln rarely committed his thoughts about slavery to paper.