Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 3.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
October 18, 1858

The following extracts are taken from various speeches of mine delivered at various times and places; and I believe the[y] contain the substance of all I have ever said about ``negro equality'' The first three are from my answer to Judge Douglas, Oct. 16, 1854- at Peoria.

[The extracts are as follows: seven paragraphs beginning, ``This is the repeal of the Missouri Compromise. . . .''; five paragraphs beginning, ``Judge Douglas frequently, with bitter irony and sarcasm.. . .''; paragraph beginning, ``In the course of his reply, Senator Douglas remarked. . . .'']

The fourth extract is from a speech delivered June 26- 1857, at Springfield.

[Two paragraphs beginning, ``I think the authors of that notable instrument. . . .'']

The following marked 5---is from my speech at Chicago, July 10. 1858. Because garbled extracts are often taken from this speech, I have given the whole which touches ``negro equality.''

[Concluding paragraphs of the speech beginning, ``We were often---more than once, at least---in the course of Judge Douglas' speech last night. . . .'']

The following marked 6, was brought in immediately, after reading the first extract in this scrap-book, in the first joint meeting with Judge Douglas, Aug. 21. 1858 at Ottawa.

Page  327[Paragraph beginning, ``Now gentlemen, I don't want to read. . . .'']

The following, marked 7 is from my speech in the fourth joint meeting, Sep. 18. 1858 at Charleston.

[Paragraph beginning, ``While I was at the hotel. . . .'']