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Quotation by Abraham Lincoln
Our common country is in great peril, demanding the loftiest views, and boldest action to bring it speedy relief.
Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865), U.S. president. Appeal to border state representatives to favor compensated emancipation (July 12, 1862). Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 5, p. 319, Rutgers University Press (1953, 1990).
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