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  "THE GLOVED HERO OF EMANCIPATION WAITING FOR THE INDISPENSABLE NECESSITY."  
 
 
The Funniest of Phun
 
July 01, 1864
   
 
 
TO SECURE JUSTICE AND LIBERTY,—“SHALL GUARANTEE TO EACH STATE A REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT”—“NO PERSON SHALL BE DEPRIVED OF THEIR LIBERTY WITHOUT DUE PROCESS OF LAW”—U. S. CONSTITUTION AS IT IS. “I am unprepared to declare a constitutional competency in Congress to abolish slavery in the States”—A Lincoln;— or in other words, “The incompetency of Congress to do what they were expressly elected and delegated to do, viz., to enact laws to protect and enforce the object, letter and spirit of the Constitution,” “I claim not to have controled events, but confess plainly that events have controled [text is unclear].—or in other words, “I have neither exercised my judgment, conscience, or humanity on the moral question of slavery.”
 
 
 

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