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" When they remind us of their constitutional rights, I acknowledge them, not grudgingly, but fully and fairly; and I would give them any legislation for the reclaiming of their fugitives, -which should not, in its stringency, be more likely to carry a... "
Political Debates Between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas ... - Page 47
by Abraham Lincoln - 1860 - 268 pages
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LIVES AND SPEECHES OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND HANNIBAL HAMLIN

1860
...well or ill-founded, can not be safely disregarded. We can not, then, make them equals. It does seem to me that systems of gradual emancipation might be...which should not in its stringency be more likely to carry a free man into slavery, than our ordinary criminal laws are to hang an innocent one. But...
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THE LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES OF HON. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, OF ILLINOIS, AND HON ...

1860
...well or ill founded, cannot be safely disregarded. We cannot, then, make them equals. It does seem to me that systems of gradual emancipation might be...-which should not, in its stringency, be more likely to carry a free man into slavery, than our ordinary criminal laws are to hang an innocent one. But...
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Meliora, Volumes 3-4

Social sciences - 1861
...well or ill founded, cannot be safely disregarded. We cannot, then, make them equals. It does seem to me that systems of gradual emancipation might be...grudgingly, but fully and fairly ; and I would give them legislation for the reclaiming of their fugitives, which should not in its stringency bo more likely...
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A Memoir of Abraham Lincoln: President Elect of the United States of America ...

Robert Black - Slavery - 1861 - 126 pages
...well or ill founded, cannot be safely disregarded. We cannot, then, make them equals. It does seem to me that systems of gradual emancipation might be...grudgingly, but fully and fairly ; and I would give them legislation for the reclaiming of their fugitives, which should not in its stringency be more likely...
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The History, Civil, Political and Military, of the Southern ..., Volume 1

Orville James Victor - United States - 1861
...power were given me, I should not know what to do as to the existing institution. * * * It does seem to me that systems of gradual emancipation might be...in this, I will not undertake to judge our brethren in the South. " When they remind us of their Constitutional rights, I acknowledge them, not greedily,...
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The History, Civil, Political and Military, of the Southern ..., Volume 1

Orville James Victor - United States - 1861
...power were given me, I should not know what to do as to the existing institution. * * * It does seem to me that systems of gradual emancipation might be...for their tardiness in this, I will not undertake to jndge our brethren in the South. " When they remind us of their Constitutional rights, I acknowledge...
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The Comprehensive History of the Southern Rebellion and the War ..., Volume 1

Orville James Victor - United States - 1862 - 512 pages
...power were given me, I should not know what to do as to the existing institution. * * It does seem to me that systems of gradual emancipation might be...for their tardiness in this, I will not undertake to jndge our brethren in the South. " When they remind us of their Constitutional rights, I acknowledge...
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History of the American War, Volume 1

Henry Charles Fletcher - United States - 1865
...well or ill-founded, cannot be safely disregarded. We cannot, then, make them our equals. It does seem to me that systems of gradual emancipation might be...undertake to judge our brethren of the South.' When, therefore, Southerners heard slavery denounced in the violent terms used by a portion of the Republican...
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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
...well or ill founded, cannot be safely disregarded. We cannot, then, make them equals. It does seem to me that systems of gradual emancipation might be...which should not in its stringency be more likely to carry a free man into slavery than our ordinary criminal laws are to hang an innocent one. " But...
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The Constitutional and Political History of the United States, Volume 6

Hermann Von Holst - Constitutions - 1889
...well or ill-founded, cannot be safely disregarded. We cannot, then, make them equals. It does seem to me that systems of gradual emancipation might be...not undertake to judge our brethren of the south." Debates between Lincoln and Douglas, p. 74. the legislature; but the split which the slavery question...
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