Lincoln on Private Property

“Property is the fruit of labor; property is desirable; it is positive good in the world.”

Remarks, Washington, D.C., March 21, 1864

“I take it that it is best for all to leave each man free to acquire property as fast as he can. We do wish to allow the humblest man an equal chance to get rich with everybody else!”

Speech at New Haven, March 6, 1860


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