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Page 13 - are not merely abolitionists and slaveholders—they are atheists, socialists, communists, red republicans, jacobins on the one side, and the friends of order and regulated freedom on the other. In one word, the world is the battleground—Christianity and atheism the combatants; and the progress of humanity the stake.'"* The
Page 13 - I accept them for my own. . . . She is in every sense my mother. I shall die upon her bosom; she shall know no peril, but it is my peril—no conflict, but it is my conflict—and no abyss of ruin into which I shall not share her fall. May the Lord God cover her head in this her day of battle!