Officially he must save the Union above all else; personally he wanted to free all the slaves: I would save the Union. Lincoln was an ambitious politician, but it would be the height of cynicism not to take him at his word on these matters.
The Administration must set an example, and strike at the heart of the rebellion.
He was both open-minded and perceptive to the needs of his nation in a postwar era. It continues publication until December The difference between these opinions and those contained in the said resolutions, is their reason for entering this protest.
That is the issue that will continue in this country when these poor tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent. The need for moral alertness so much emphasized inthe persistent flirtation with colonization, the suggestion of gradualism, these were constants.
If, as would normally be the case, the accused could not pay the fine, his labor would be auctioned off to the highest bidder for a term negotiated at the time of the sale.