They did what they could and yielded to the necessity for the rest.
I also yield to all which follows from that necessity.
What I would most desire would be the separation of the white
One more point; on this Springfield
speech which Judge Douglas
says he has read so carefully.
I expressed my belief in the existence of a conspiracy to perpetuate and nationalize slavery.
I did not profess to know it, nor do I now. I showed the part Judge Douglas
had played in the string of facts, constituting to my mind the proof of that conspiracy.
I showed the parts played by others.
I charged that the people had been deceived into carrying the last Presidential election, by the impression that the people of the Territories
might exclude slavery if they chose, when it was known in advance by the conspirators, that the court was to decide that neither Congress nor the people could so exclude slavery.
These charges are more distinctly made than anything else in the speech.
has carefully read and re-read that speech.
He has not, so far as I know, contradicted those charges.
In the two speeches which I heard, he certainly did not. On his own tacit admission I renew that charge.
I charge him with having been a party to that conspiracy and to that deception for the sole purpose of nationalizing slavery.