Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Lincoln” in chapter 18, page 133 of John F. Hume, The abolitionists together with personal memories of the struggle for human rights:
... people --not slave-owners-who, out of compassion for the black man, or from prejudice against his color, and, perhaps, from a little of both, have favored a policy of colonization in this country.
Mr. Lincoln was one of them.
If all earthly power were given me, I should not know what to do with the existing institution.
My first impulse would be to free the slaves and send them to Liberia.
So said ...
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