Endorsement on the Margin of the Missouri Democrat, in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (8 vols., New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 4: 50, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lincoln/.
Transcription adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953), edited by Roy P. Basler
Adapted by Don Sailer, Dickinson College
The following transcript has been adapted from The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (1953).
I agree with Seward in his "Irrepressible Conflict,'' but I do not endorse his "Higher Law'' doctrine. Make no contracts that will bind me.