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who won the battle of the Little Big Horn? how do you know?
“Has anything ever threatened the existence of thisUnion save and except this very institution ofslavery? What is it that we hold most dear amongstus? Our own liberty and prosperity. What has everthreatened our liberty and prosperity, save andexcept this institution of slavery?If this is true, how do you propose to improve thecondition of things by enlarging slavery—byspreading it out and making it bigger? You mayhave a cancer upon your person, and not be able tocut it out, lest you bleed to death; but surely it is noway to cure it, to engraft it and spread it over yourwhole body.”
“I will say that I am not, nor ever have been in favorof bringing about in any way the social and politicalequality of the white and black races, that I am not,not ever have been, in favor of making voters orjurors of Negroes, nor of qualifying them to holdoffice, nor to intermarry with white people; and I willsay in addition to this that there is a physicaldifference between the white and black races whichI believe will forever forbid the two races from livingtogether on terms of social and political equality.. . . and I as much as any other man am in favor ofhaving the superior position assigned to the whiterace.”