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" Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation we began by declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes." When the Know-nothings get control, it will read "all... "
Lincoln's Own Stories - Page 50
edited by - 1912 - 223 pages
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The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it

Hinton Rowan Helper - Slavery - 1857 - 420 pages
...that ' all men are created equal.' We now practically read it, ' all men are created equal, except negroes.' When the Know-Nothings get control, it will...prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty — to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without...
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THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

J.G. HOLLAND - 1866
...declaring that ' all men are created equal/ We now practically read it i all men are created equal except negroes/ When the Know-Nothings get control, it will...negroes and foreigners and Catholics/ When it comes to that, I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving 3iberty —...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
...declaring that ' all men are created equal.' We now practically read it ' all men are created equal except negroes." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will...negroes and foreigners and Catholics.' When it comes to that, I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty —...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Josiah Gilbert Holland - LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, 1809-1865 - 1866 - 544 pages
...declaring that 'all men are created equal.' We now practically read it ' all men are created equal except negroes.' When the Know-Nothings get control, it will...are created equal except negroes and foreigners and Catholies.' When it comes to that, I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense...
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Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America from Washington to ...

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Presidents - 1867 - 480 pages
...any one, who abhors the oppression of the negroes, be in favor of degrading classes of white people ? When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read,...negroes and foreigners and Catholics.' When it comes to that, I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty, —...
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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: From His Birth to His Inauguration as ..., Volume 2

Ward Hill Lamon, Chauncey F. Black - Lincoln, Abraham - 1872 - 547 pages
...declaring that " all men are created equal." We now practically read it " all men are created equal, except negroes." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will...foreigners and Catholics." When it comes to this, I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty, — to Russia,...
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THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN;

WARD H. LAMON - 1872
...declaring that " all men are created equal." We now practically read it " all men are created equal, except negroes." When the Know-Nothings get control, it will...except negroes and foreigners and Catholics." When it conies to this, I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty,...
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The Catholic Record, Volume 10

Catholic literature - 1876
...We now practically read it : ' All men are created equal, except negroes. ' When the Know- Nothings get control, it will read: 'All men are created equal,...foreigners and Catholics.' When it comes to this, I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty, to Russia,...
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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 1

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1894
...declaring that " all men are created equal." We now practically read it " all men are created equal, except negroes." When the Know-nothings get control, it will...country where they make no pretense of loving liberty, — to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy....
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Complete Works, Volume 12

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1894
...declaring that "all men are created equal." We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes." When the Know-nothings get control, it will...prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty,—to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without...
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