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Letter from Hannibal Hamlin, June 10, 1850

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Letter from Hannibal Hamlin, June 10, 1850 / Maine Historical Society

<strong>Chapter 6, page 170-171.</strong>

This 1851 letter, written by Hannibal Hamlin, discusses the coalition of Whigs, Woolhead Democrats, and Free Soilers who had joined together to advocate for abolition. In this document, Hamlin expresses opposition to the Democratic presidental nominee, because the candidate is in favor of extending slavery into the new western territories.

The Democratic party, with the exception of the Woolhead Democrats, was traditionally pro-slavery. In 1856, Hamlin decided to switch to the anti-slavery Republican party from the Democratic.


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