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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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Masterpieces of Modern Oratory

Edwin Du Bois Shurter - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1906 - 369 pages
...adopted ; but for their tardiness in this, I will not undertake 15 to judge our brethren of the South. 2. "When they remind us of their constitutional rights,...which should not, in its stringency, be more likely to 20 carry a free man into slavery than our ordinary criminal laws are to hang an innocent one. 3....
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The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2

Abraham Lincoln - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1906
...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...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...
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Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and debates, 1856-1858

Abraham Lincoln - 1907
...whether well or illfounded, 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 all...
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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 1

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1907
...whether well or ill-founded, 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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Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln: Early speeches, 1832-1856

Abraham Lincoln - 1907
...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...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 all...
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Early speeches, 1832-1856

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1907
...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...acknowledge them — not grudgingly, but fully and fairly ; nnrl T would give them any legislation for the reclaiming of their fugitives which should not in...
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The Lincoln Year Book: Containing Immortal Words of Abraham Lincoln Spoken ...

Abraham Lincoln - Devotional calendars - 1907 - 375 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...not undertake to judge our brethren of the South. The broken heart which kindness necer heals, The home-sick passion which the negro feels When, toiling,...
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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2

Abraham Lincoln - 1907 - 389 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...for their tardiness in this I will not undertake to j udge our brethren of the South. When they remind us of their constitutional rights, I acknowledge...
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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Arnold Douglas - Illinois - 1908 - 627 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 [loud...
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The Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln, Marion Mills Miller - Presidents - 1908 - 187 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...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 all...
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