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Lincoln on Opposition to Mob Rule

I posted an essay referring to this essay by Abraham Lincoln so I thought I may as well post the whole thing somewhere.


OPPOSITION TO MOB-RULE

ADDRESS BEFORE THE YOUNG MEN’ S LYCEUM OF SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS.

January 27, 1837.

As a subject for the remarks of the evening, “The Perpetuation of our Political Institutions “is selected.

In the great journal of things happening under the sun, we, the American people, find our account running under date of the nineteenth century of the Christian era. We find ourselves in the peaceful possession of the fairest portion of the earth as regards … continue reading...