Lincoln: Yeaman Congress
American History → Slavery → Arguments Against Emancipation
George Helm, a representative of Kentucky, pleads his case against emancipation. He questions what will happen to colored folk if all 4 million will be set free in one instance; would it mean that it gives them the power to vote and have a voice? Helm believes this enfranchisement is too costly to the current structure of society and mocks the notion of transferring power out of the white man's hands.