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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 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...tardiness in this, I will not undertake to judge our brethern of the South. " When they remind us of their constitutional rights, I acknowledge them, not...
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Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library, Volume 3

Illinois - 1908
...make them ecjuals.jflt does seem to me that systems of graduali-mancipation might be adopted^] butfor their tardiness in this, I will not undertake to judge our brethren of the SotStn. "When they remind us of their constitutional rights, I acknowledge them, not grudgingly, but...
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Select Orations Illustrating American Political History

Samuel Bannister Harding - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1909 - 519 pages
...whether well or ill founded, can not be safely disregarded. We can not 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 slaveryvthan our ordinary criminal laws are to hang an innocent one. "But...
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The Negro Problem: Abraham Lincoln's Solution

William Passmore Pickett - African Americans - 1909 - 580 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. It was not merely in public that Lincoln found occasion to express his sentiments upon the subject....
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Something of Men I Have Known: With Some Papers of a General Nature ...

Adlai Ewing Stevenson - United States - 1909 - 442 pages
...equals, but suggesting that gradual systems of emancipation might be adopted by the States, he added, "But for their tardiness in this, I will not undertake to judge our brethren of the South. But all this to my judgment furnishes no more excuse for permitting slavery to go into our free territory...
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Something of Men I Have Known: With Some Papers of a General Nature ...

Adlai Ewing Stevenson - United States - 1909 - 442 pages
...equals, but suggesting that gradual systems of emancipation might be adopted by the States, he added, "But for their tardiness in this, I will not undertake to judge our brethren of the South. But all this to my judgment furnishes no more excuse for permitting slavery to go into our free territory...
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A Study of Greatness in Men

Josephus Nelson Larned - Genius - 1911 - 303 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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Noted Speeches of Abraham Lincoln: Including the Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Abraham Lincoln - 1911 - 110 pages
...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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A Study of Greatness in Men

Josephus Nelson Larned - Genius - 1911 - 303 pages
...We cannot, then, make them equals. It does seem to me that systems of gradual emancipation might he adopted ; but for their tardiness in this I will not...reclaiming of their fugitives which should not, in its striagency, be more likely to carry a free man into slavery than our ordinary criminal laws are to...
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Selections from the Letters, Speeches, and State Papers of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1911 - 132 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. 30 When they remind us of their constitutional rights, I acknowledge them — • not grudgingly, but...
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