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Lincoln-Douglass Debates, 1858Cite asThe Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858,National Park Service,.Douglas: We are told by Lincoln that he is utterly opposed to the Dred Scott decision, and willnot submit to it, for the reason that he says it deprives the negro of the rights and privileges ofcitizenship. That is the first and main reason which he assigns for his warfare on the SupremeCourt of the United States and its decision. I ask you, are you in favor of conferring upon a negrothe rights and privileges of citizenship? Do you desire to strike out of our State Constitution thatclause which keeps savages and free negroes out of the State, and allow the free negroes to flowin, and cover your prairies with black settlements? Do you desire to turn this beautiful State intoa free negro colony, in order that when Missouri abolishes slavery she can send one hundred
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