[1]   ALS, PHi. In answer to Lincoln's letter of June 9, supra, Chase expressed gratification at Lincoln's reliance on him to avoid extremes, but expressed his view that repeal of the Fugitive Slave Act was indispensable and his hope that the party in Illinois would accept repeal. Pointing out his reasons for believing the act unconstitutional, he asked Lincoln's views (DLC-RTL).

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