“He was a progressive man, a humane man, an honorable man, and at heart an antislavery man. He had exhausted the resources of conciliation upon the rebels and the slaveholders and now looked to the principles of Liberty and justice, for the peace, security, happiness, and prosperity of his country. . . . Whoesover else have cause to mourn the loss of Abraham Lincoln, to the colored people of the country his death is an unspeakable calamity.” —Frederick Douglass, 1865
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