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No- Lincoln did not own slaves. He lived his entire adult life in Indiana and Illinois where slavery was not legal so he could not own slaves even if he wanted to .

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No. Lincoln did not own slaves. He lived his entire adult life in free states and could own a slave even if he wanted to buy one.

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