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" The prudent, penniless beginner in the world labors for wages awhile, saves a surplus with which to buy tools or land for himself, then labors on bis own account another while, and at length hires another new beginner to help him. "
Message from the President of the United States to the two houses of ... - Page 19
1861
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For Jobs and Freedom: Race and Labor in America Since 1865

Robert H. Zieger - Social Science - 2007 - 312 pages
...advance through diligent labor and sober habits. Abraham Lincoln himself had spelled out the formula: "The prudent, penniless beginner in the world labors...awhile, saves a surplus with which to buy tools or land . . . ; then labors on his own account," eventually employing others who, in turn, replicate the process.3...
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NATIONAL HISTORY OF THE WAR FOR THE UNION, CIVIL, MILITARY AND NAVAL.

EVERT A . DUYCKINCK - 1861
...existence of this mixed class. Again, as has already been said, there is not of necessity any such thing as the free hired laborer being fixed to that...surplus with which to buy tools or land for himself, 190 191 and then labors on his own account another while, and at length hires another new beginner...
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ILLUSTRATED LIFE, SERVICES, MARTYRDOM, AND FUNERAL OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

1867
...existence of this mixed class. " 'Again. As has already been said, there is not of necessity any such thing as the free hired laborer being fixed to that...prudent, penniless beginner in the world labors for wages a while, saves a surplus with which to buy tools or lauds for himself, then labors on his own account...
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 106

Henry Mills Alden, Frederick Lewis Allen, Lee Foster Hartman, Thomas Bucklin Wells - 1903
...his message to Congress on December 3, 1861, said : " There is not in necessity any such thing as a free, hired laborer being fixed to that condition...independent men, everywhere in these States, a few t years back in their . lives were hired laborers. The prudent, penniless beginner in the world labors...
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Speeches and Writings 1859-1865: Speeches, Letters, and Miscellaneous ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1989 - 787 pages
...been said, the opponents of the "mud-sill" theory insist that there is not, of necessity, any such thing as the free hired laborer being fixed to that condition for life. There is demonstration for saying this. Many independent men, in this assembly, doubtless a few years...
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