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Lincoln has an interview with Thompson. --The British abolitionist, Thompson, is spending his time in Washington, dining with Seward, Chase, Lincoln & Co. An interview with Lincoln is thus described: George Thompson had an interview with President Lincoln on Friday, which was satisfactory to both parties. In the course of conversation the President said, in reference to the emancipation proclamation, that the paramount idea of the Constitution was the preservation of the Republic, and that he had never for a moment doubted the right and the power of the Executive to issue such a proclamation whenever it was manifest that, like a patient's diseased limb, "life" could be saved only by amputation. Public sentiment had advanced slowly but surely, and he had moved just as fast as it seemed to him he could move and he sustained. He could not have felt justified in the emancipation issue until all other means of restoring or preserving the Republic had failed, and he had no cons
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