President Rutherford B. Hayes Quotes Abraham Lincoln on Equal Opportunities for All

July 2, 1890

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President Rutherford B. Hayes Quotes Abraham Lincoln on Equal Opportunities for All
Autograph Quotation Signed
1 page | SMC 1202

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  • Rutherford B. Hayes

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    In quoting himself, Hayes quotes Lincoln - more or less correctly. “See to it,” he writes, “that every son and daughter of our Republic shall have” – and here he quotes from Lincoln’s July 4, 1861, Message to Congress in Special Session – "'an equal start and a fair chance in the race of life’ so far as human laws and human conduct avail.” What Lincoln actually called for was “an unfettered start,” but Hayes comes close enough.


    Autograph Quotation Signed, 1 page, octavo, Spiegel Grove, Fremont, Ohio, July 2, 1890.
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    Spiegel Grove
    Fremont, O.


    2 July 1890

    See to it that every son and daughter of our Republic shall have "an equal start and a fair chance in the race of life", so far as human laws and human conduct avail.


    RUTHERFORD B. HAYES

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