Karl Marx Congratulated Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln statue at Hillsdale College

Abraham Lincoln statue at Hillsdale College

From Germany came a letter applauding Lincoln’s reelection in November 1864:
“We congratulate you on your re-election by the American people. If resistance to slave power was the watchword of your first election in 1860, the triumphal war cry of your re-election is death to slavery.”
 
The letter was signed by Karl Marx, who had recently published Das Kapital.
 
Taken from “The Wit & Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln by James C. Humes.
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