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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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Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln: Letters and telegrams, Meredith to Yates

Abraham Lincoln - 1907
...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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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 1

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1907
...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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Speeches and presidential addresses, 1859-1865

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1907
...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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An Anthology of the Epigrams and Sayings of Abraham Lincoln, Collected from ...

Abraham Lincoln - 1908 - 62 pages
...vol. II, p. 184. ALL MEN CREATED EQUAL 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 Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1908 - 187 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 Knownothings get control,...
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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time

Allen Thorndike Rice - Presidents - 1909 - 428 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 equnl except negroes" In his Ottawa speech of 1858,...
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Lincoln and Herndon

Joseph Fort Newton - 1910 - 367 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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Lincoln and Herndon

Joseph Fort Newton - 1910 - 367 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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Lincoln's Own Stories

Anthony Gross - 1912 - 223 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 negroes.' When the Know-Nothings get control...
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Illustrations for Sermons and Instructions: Definitions, Word-pictures ...

Charles Jerome Callan - Homiletical illustrations - 1916 - 378 pages
...to an old friend, Joshua F. Speed, said: "When the Know- Nothings get control it (the Constitution) will read: 'All men are created equal except Negroes...foreigners and Catholics.' When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty — where despotism...
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