For those of you who can’t get enough of me, C-SPAN 3 will be televising the banquet address I gave at the Abraham Lincoln Association’s February 12, 2013 banquet, in which I stood in for Stephen Carter, who found his efforts to come to Springfield thwarted by poor weather and its legacy. The program will air at 8:30 AM and 7:30 PM Eastern time on Sunday, April 21. I’ll provide a link once it is available for those of you who don’t have access, although you can always catch C-SPAN 3 live here.
C-SPAN 3 cobbled together a title for its own purposes, but the address concerns Lincoln’s use of public letters to discuss the issues of conscription, dissent, emancipation, and the enlistment of blacks in the armies of the United States in 1863. For the two letters in question, see his letter to Erastus Corning and his letter to James Conkling.
Note: Al Mackey does not appear in this video. Neither does Peter Carmichael’s scarf. I apologize in advance.
UPDATE: Link here.