Abraham Lincoln Quote
I say now, however, as I have all the while said, that on the territorial question - that is, the question of extending slavery under the national auspices, - I am inflexible. I am for no compromise which assists or permits the extension of the institution on soil owned by the nation.
Abraham Lincoln: Speeches & Writings Part 2: 1859-1865: Library of America #46 (ed. Library of America, 1989) - ISBN: 9781598531213