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In this address, Davis lauds Lincoln for his acts and fundamental integrity, but emphasizes the amount of work that remains with both Race and labor. He writes that integrity, being a truth-seeker, and taking responsibility are necessary.

This is an incomplete copy of this address; one page is missing. It is also unclear exactly which church this event was held at.

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Transcription by Davis Baird. Item description based off writing and context provided by Davis Baird.


Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, race, Abraham Lincoln

Rights Statement

Address at the Lincoln Celebration; Held Under the Auspices of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church

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