The History of Negro Servitude in Illinois: And of the Slavery Agitation in that State, 1719-1864

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A.C. McClurg & Company, 1904 - Slavery - 276 pages
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Page 206 - do not expect the Union to be dissolved—I do not expect the house to fall—but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.
Page 187 - territory by the Missouri Compromise of 1820. That measure was now declared "inoperative and void," because it was "inconsistent with the principles of non-intervention by Congress with slavery in the States and Territories as recognized by the legislation of 1850."
Page 215 - of happiness. I hold that he is as much entitled to these as the white man. I agree with Judge Douglas he is not my equal in many respects—certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual endowment. But in the right to eat the bread, without the leave of anybody else, which his own hand earns, he is my equal and the equal
Page 215 - All I ask for the negro is, that if you do not like him, let him alone. If God gave him but little, that little let him enjoy.
Page 203 - believe .... it has endured, because during all that time, until the introduction of the Nebraska Bill, the public mind did rest all the time in the belief
Page 206 - have another nice little niche, which we may ere long see filled with another Supreme Court decision, declaring that
Page 199 - sections in the Territories. We do not mean to dictate. It may be that the assertion in the platform of the abstract proposition of State equality may suffice to carry along with it the consequences which we desire. .... It must appear from our platform that we maintain practical
Page 47 - "Spectator," July 13. •One of these ballots has been preserved. It reads: "People's Ballot. "For a new Constitution. "For the article prohibiting banks. "For the exclusion of negroes and mulattoes. "No right of suffrage or office for negroes and mulattoes. "For laws excluding negroes and mulattoes from coming into and voting in
Page 105 - the presumption of the law in Illinois is that every person is free without regard to color," and "the sale of a free person is illegal." Thus the selling of indentured servants was rendered illegal. This decision, as well as that rendered in the case of Phoebe vs. Jay, was confirmed in the case of Sarah vs. Borders,
Page 76 - 1 In his charge to the jury he said: "If, on the other hand, the destruction of the murderer of Hammond, was the act .... of congregated thousands, seized upon and impelled by that mysterious metaphysical and almost electric frenzy which, in all ages and nations, has hurried on infatuated multitudes to deeds of death and destruction—then I say .... the case transcends your jurisdiction—it is beyond the reach of human

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