Category Archives: Lyman Trumbull

December 16, 1861: Lincoln and the Abolitionists

Lyman Trumbull Dire predictions were made about the intentions of the abolitionists. Actually, they were mostly just a bit premature — virtually everything but #6 eventually happened, at least in part. From the Illinois State Register: The President and the … Continue reading

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November 21, 1860: Lincoln reassures the South

Lyman Trumbull A speech by Senator Lyman Trumbull on November 21, was reported in the Illinois State Journal, including this paragraph written for him by president-elect Lincoln: It should be a matter of rejoicing to all true Republicans, that they … Continue reading

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