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To Lyman Trumbull from A. Lincoln

December 10, 2010

Uncollected Letters of Abraham Lincoln © 1917

Private & Confidential

SPRINGFIELD, ILLS. Dec. 10. 1860

Hon. L. Trumbull.

My Dear Sir: Let there be no compromise on the question of extending slavery. If there be, all our labor is lost, and, ere long, must be done again. The dangerous ground — that into which some of our friends have a hankering to run — is Pop. Sov. Have none of it. Stand firm. The tug has to come, & better now than any time hereafter.

Yours as ever


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