The above notes and book of the author mentioned have been debunked."Nor is it any argument that we are superior and the negro inferior—that he has but one talent while we have ten. Let the negro possess the little he has in independence ; if he has but one talent, he should be permitted to keep the little he has."
Speech Delivered at the First Republican State Convention of Illinois, Held at Bloomington. May 29, 1856.*
* This is the famous "Lost Speech" of Lincoln which aroused such interest among the auditors that even the news reporters sat spell-bound, and neglected to take notes. However, Henry C, Whitney, a lav/yer of Chicago, who was present, made long-hand notes of
Source: Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol III, p 282, Henry C. Whitney
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