Lincoln of small calibre

Dec. 6, 1861

“What a wishy-washy message from the President!  It is more and more evident that he is a man of very small calibre, and had better be at his old business of splitting rails than at the head of a government like ours, especially in such a crisis.  He has evidently not a drop of anti-slavery blood in his veins; and he seems incapable of uttering a humane or generous sentiment respecting the enslaved millions in our land…”  1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI