Stanton's warning to Buchanan about his fate, if he fails to exert prompt and energetic action.
1857; from the Dred Scott decision, written by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney
1857; Susan B. Anthony's 'No Union with Slaveholder's' speech
1858; Abraham Lincoln's acceptance speech (quoting Gospel of Mark) for nomination as Republican candidate for US Senate
1858; Abraham Lincoln, debating Douglas, explaining why whites would always be superior, and why blacks should not be given the right to vote, serve on juries, or marry whites.
1858; Senator James Henry Hammond speaking in the US Senate.
1859; Horace Mann, 'Father of American Public Education' and president of Antioch College in an address to the seniors, two months before his death.
1859; John Brown; on his actions, from his last courtroom speech before being convicted of treason (a masterful oratorical effort, strange that until recently it was taught that Brown was mentally unbalanced.)
1859; John Brown; in a note given to his jailer, on the way to Brown's execution.
1859; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on the execution of John Brown.
1859; Ralph Waldo Emerson describing the gallows upon the execution of John Brown.
From a song ironically originally written to glorify the sergeant and regiment that captured John Brown
1859; Henry David Thoreau on John Brown
Allegedly uttered by Harriet Tubman on her role in the underground railroad, leading over 300 slaves to safety.
1860; Elizabeth Cady Stanton in a speech before the NY State Legislature.
1860; Abraham Lincoln at Cooper Union in New York City, challenging Stephen Douglas's assertion that the founding fathers knowingly preserved slavery.
1860; Tennessee's Senator Andrew Johnson, the only southern senator to denounce secession, uphold the Union, and retain his seat.
1860; December 24 South Carolina Declaration of the Causes of Secession
A statement often times attributed to Abraham Lincoln, though some charge that the attribution is fallacious.