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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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The True Doctrine of State Rights: With an Examination of the Record of the ...

James Breckinridge Waller - Digital images - 1880 - 83 pages
...slave law, that in his speech at Ottawa he publicly said: " I would give them (the Southern people) any legislation for the reclaiming of their fugitives,...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!" In...
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The Constitutional and Political History of the United States: 1856-1859 ...

Hermann Von Holst - Constitutional history - 1892
...well or ill-founded, cannot be safely disregarded. We c.umot, 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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Life on the Circuit with Lincoln: With Sketches of Generals Grant, Sherman ...

Henry Clay Whitney - Booksellers and bookselling - 1892 - 601 pages
...any rate, yet the point is not clear enough to me to denounce people upon. them equals. It does seem to me that systems of gradual emancipation might be...tardiness in this, I will not undertake to judge our people of the South. When they remind us of their constitutional rights, I acknowledge them, fully...
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Abraham Lincoln, Volume 1

John Torrey Morse - 1893
...not introduce it. If it did now exist among us, we should not instantly give it up. ... It does seem to me that systems of gradual emancipation might be...not undertake to judge our brethren of the South." Repeatedly he admitted the difficulty of the problem, and fastened no blame upon those Southerners...
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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 1

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1894
...whether well or ifl-f ounded, cannot be safely disregarded. We cannot 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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Political Debates Between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in the ...

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1894 - 316 pages
...well or ill founded, cannot be safely disregarded. WH cannot, then, make them equals. It does seem to me that systems of gradual emancipation might be...their fugitives which should not, in its stringency, bo more likely to carry a free man into slavery, than our ordinary criminal laws are to hang an innocent...
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Speeches & Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1865

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 237 pages
...whether 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. Equal justice to the South, it is said, requires us to consent to the extension of slavery to new countries....
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Speeches and Letters of Abraham Lincoln, 1832-1865

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 237 pages
...whether 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. Equal justice to the South, it is said, requires us to consent to the extension of slavery to new countries....
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Political Debates Between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in the ...

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1895 - 415 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 Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and ..., Volume 2

Ida Minerva Tarbell - 1900
...slavery at any rate, yet the point is not clear enough for me to denounce people upon It does seem to me that systems of gradual emancipation might be...not undertake to judge our brethren of the South. . . . The law which forbids the. bnnging^pf slaves jrom Africajjmd that which has so long forbidden...
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