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AUTHOR: Abraham Lincoln (1809–65)
QUOTATION: The most notable feature of a disturbance in your city last summer, was the hanging of some working people by other working people. It should never be so. The strongest bond of human sympathy, outside of the family relation, should be one uniting all working people, of all nations, and tongues, and kindreds.
ATTRIBUTION: President ABRAHAM LINCOLN, reply to New York Workingmen’s Democratic Republican Association, March 21, 1864.—The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler, vol. 7, p. 259 (1953).