"I am naturally anti-slavery. If slavery is not wrong nothing is wrong. I cannot remember when I did not so think and feel; and yet I have never understood that the presidency conferred upon me an unrestricted right to act officially in this judgment and feeling. It was in the oath I took and yet I have never understood that the presidency conferred upon me an unrestricted right to act officially in this judgment and feeling. It that I would be the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the United States. I could not take the office without taking the oath.
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What's the question?
Nor was it in my view that I might take the oath to get power, and break the oath in using the power."
I need a summary of the the letter to a citizen of this excerpt that Abraham Lincoln wrote.
This should help http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/hodges.htm