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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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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...not undertake to judge our brethren of the South. u When they remind us of their constitutional rights, I acknowledge them, not grudgingly, but fully...
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The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences, Four Periods of American History

Hilary Abner Herbert - Antislavery movements - 1912 - 249 pages
...politically and socially our equals?" This question he answered in the negative, and continued: "It does seem to me that systems of gradual emancipation might be adopted, but for their tardiness I will not undertake to judge our brethren of the South." In these extracts from his speeches we find...
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Great Debates in American History: State rights (1798-1861); slavery (1858-1861)

Marion Mills Miller - Civil rights - 1913
...read a portion of his speech at Peoria, in 1854, in which he had said: "When our brethren of the South remind us of their constitutional rights, I acknowledge...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. ' ' V—...
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Evenings with Great Authors, Volume 1

Sherwin Cody - Literature - 1917
...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...legislation for the reclaiming of their fugitives which An Evening with Lincoln 327 should not in its stringency be more likely to carry a free man into slavery...
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Latest Light on Abraham Lincoln, and War-time Memories: Including ..., Volume 1

Ervin S. Chapman - 1917 - 570 pages
...conflicting and confusing calls to action which rang out upon the air, his familiar voice was heard saying: "When they remind us of their constitutional rights,...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." 8 At...
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Latest Light on Abraham Lincoln, and War-time Memories: Including ..., Volume 1

Ervin S. Chapman - 1917 - 570 pages
...conflicting and confusing calls to action which rang out upon the air, his familiar voice was heard saying: "When they remind us of their constitutional rights,...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." 8 At...
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Lincoln, the Politician

T. Aaron Levy - 1918 - 236 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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Webster's Work for the Union: A Paper Read Before the Fortnightly Club ...

Frank Bergen - United States - 1918 - 52 pages
...speech at Peoria, Illinois, on October 16, 1854, Lincoln said: "When they [the people of the south] remind us of their constitutional rights, I acknowledge...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. * *...
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Webster's Work for the Union: A Paper Read Before the Fortnightly Club ...

Frank Bergen - United States - 1918 - 52 pages
...speech at Peoria, Illinois, on October 16, 1854, Lincoln said: "When they [the people of the south] remind us of their constitutional rights, I acknowledge...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. * *...
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Lincoln, the Politician

T. Aaron Levy - 1918 - 236 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...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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