• Repeal the Missouri Compromise - repeal all compromises - repeal the Declaration of Independence - repeal all past history, you still can not repeal human nature. It still will be the abundance of man's heart, that slavery extension is wrong; and out of the abundance of his heart, his mouth will continue to speak.

    Address on the Repeal of the Missouri Compromise, delivered 16 October 1854, Peoria, Illinois
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