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" Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal.' We now practically read it 'all men are created equal, except negroes... "
The Parish Monthly: Is Distributed the First Sunday of Each Month at the ... - Page 8
1908
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The Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it

Hinton Rowan Helper - Slavery - 1857 - 420 pages
...favour of degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me pretty rapid. As a nation we began by declaring that ' all men are created equal.' We now practically read it, ' all men are created equal, except negroes.' When the Know-Nothings get...
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THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

J.G. HOLLAND - 1866
...' all men are created equal/ We now practically read it i all men are created equal except negroes/ When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read,...negroes and foreigners and Catholics/ When it comes to that, I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving 3iberty —...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Josiah Gilbert Holland - LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, 1809-1865 - 1866 - 544 pages
...of degrading classes of white people? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal.' We now practically read it ' all men are created equal except negroes.' When the Know-Nothings get...
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Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America from Washington to ...

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Presidents - 1867 - 480 pages
...any one, who abhors the oppression of the negroes, be in favor of degrading classes of white people ? When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read,...negroes and foreigners and Catholics.' When it comes to that, I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty, —...
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Lives of the Presidents of the United States of America from Washington to ...

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Presidents - 1867 - 480 pages
...than oppose the extension of slavery. Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that ' all men are created equal.' We now practically read it, ' All men are created equal, except negroes.' I am not a KnowNothing; that's...
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THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN;

WARD H. LAMON - 1872
...of degrading classes of white people ? Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that " all men are created equal." We now practically read it " all men are created equal, except negroes." When the Know-Nothings get...
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The Catholic Record, Volume 10

Catholic literature - 1876
...We now practically read it : ' All men are created equal, except negroes. ' When the Know- Nothings get control, it will read: 'All men are created equal,...foreigners and Catholics.' When it comes to this, I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretence of loving liberty, to Russia,...
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The Lawyer, the Statesman and the Soldier

George Sewall Boutwell - Grant, Ulysses Simpson - 1887 - 232 pages
...can't be compromised." In 1855, he said: "Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation we began by declaring that all men are created equal. We now practically read it all men are created equal except negroes." In his Ottawa speech of 1858,...
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All the Year Round, Volume 39

1887
...mind is made up. The slavery question can't be compromised." Five years later again (1855) he said : " As a nation we began by declaring that all men are created equal ; but we are degenerating, for now we practically read itall men are created equal, except negroes."...
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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time

Allen Thorndike Rice - United States - 1886 - 668 pages
...be compromised." In 1855, he said : " Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation we began by declaring that all men are created equal. We now practically read it all men are created equal except negroes." In his Ottawa speech of 1858,...
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