Stone Collection: Volume 71 - Item 12
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12. Hiram P. Crozier, The Nation’s Loss. A Discourse upon the Life, Services, and Death of Abraham Lincoln, Late President of the United States. Delivered at Huntington, L. I., April 19th, 1865, 2 ed. (New York: John A. Gray, 1866). (32 p.)
Eulogy to Abraham Lincoln delivered shortly after his death. Mr. Stone has marked several passages in this pamphlet, especially this one. “In 1836-7, Mr. Lincoln was elected a member of the Illinois Legislature. The State was radically pro-slavery, and in both branches of the General Assembly resolutions of a strong pro-slavery character having been passed, you will find a protest against them on the journals of the House, dated March 3, 1837: ‘The undersigned hereby protest against the passage of the same. They believe that the institution of slavery is founded on both injustice and bad policy; but that the promulgation of abolition doctrines tends rather to increase than abate its evils. (Signed) ‘Dan. Stone, ‘A. Lincoln, ‘Representatives from the County of Sangamon’” (emphasis added by Mr. Stone).