Finding Katahdin Document Packets, Chapter 6, Section 2
Chapter 6, page 169-171.
Hannibal Hamlin, born in Paris Hill, served as a senator and a congressman for the state of Maine before becoming Vice President under Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.
Hamlin did not believe in slavery; however, he did not advocate complete abolition. Hamlin believed the preservation of the Union to be the top priority, and therefore fought to confine slavery within the boundaries it already occupied.