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  •  Yes, but WELL after, as in his second term (1+ / 0-)
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    1) The practice of not returning "contraband" slaves who made it to Union encampments during the Civil War was an ad hoc creation of the Union Army, specifically General Benjamin Butler who would go on to be a senator from Massachusetts. This wasn't Lincoln's initiative
    2) Did the Emancipation Proclamation free the slaves in Kentucky and Maryland? No, it didn't. Why? Dred Scott. Lincoln the attorney-at-law.

    After his reelection in 1864, yes -- see his support for the Thirteenth Amendment.

    -7.75, -8.10; . . . Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall (h/t cooper888)

    by Dave in Northridge on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 05:38:30 AM PST

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    •  This is too good, (1+ / 0-)
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      Dave in Northridge

      in 1857 Lincoln said Dred Scott should be ignored. As events speeded up, he may have ignored it in some situations but followed it, over Sumner's objection, in others. Perhaps you'll write about that, or already have. Thanks.

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