“I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal.”
Let us then turn this Government back into the channel in which the framers of the Constitution originally placed it.
I freely acknowledge my self the servant of the people, according to the bond of service the United States Constitution ; and that, as such, I am responsible to them.
You say you will not fight to free negroes. Some of them seem willing to fight for you; but, no matter. Fight you, then exclusively to save the Union.
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