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 Posted: Fri Aug 5th, 2011 01:26 am
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Texas Defender wrote:
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  If the majority of southerners had been in favor of staying in the Union in 1861, there wouldn't have been millions of freedmen, because the institution of slavery would have continued for awhile longer. As Mr. Lincoln said many times, he wasn't inclined to interfere with slavery where it already existed.


True. I was assuming that Pender's comment was referring to the Reconstruction South.

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