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Fremont’s emancipation order does have the support of antislavery Republicans and many abolitionist newspapers, but I believe that to endorse it would make it more difficult to keep the Border States in the Union, especially Kentucky. “If Kentucky secedes, we can not hold Missouri, nor, as I think, Maryland. With these all against us - the job on our hands is too large for us. We would as well consent to separation at once, including the surrender of this capitol.”

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