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" I admire the truthfulness and candor of the greater portion of the witnesses who have testified in this case) — had I so interfered in behalf of the rich, the powerful, the intelligent, the so-called great, or in behalf of any of their friends, either... "
America: The Origin of Her Present Conflict - Page 99
by James William Massie - 1864 - 472 pages
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Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era

James M. McPherson, George Henry Davis 86 Professor of American History James M McPherson - History - 1988 - 904 pages
...admitted: of a design on my part to free slaves. . . . Had I interfered in the manner which I admit ... in behalf of the rich, the powerful, the intelligent, the socalled great . . . every man in this Court would have deemed it an act worthy of reward rather than punishment....
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Black Movements in America

Cedric J. Robinson, Sharon Robinson - Social Science - 1997 - 179 pages
...describing how the Southern courts had countenanced the most heinous crimes on behalf of slavery ("had I interfered in behalf of the rich, the powerful, the intelligent, the so-called great ... it would have been all right"), Brown stood his ground by saying: Now, if it is deemed necessary...
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The First Woman in the Republic: A Cultural Biography of Lydia Maria Child

Carolyn L. Karcher - Biography & Autobiography - 1994 - 804 pages
..."a most effective anti-slavery document,"46 reprinted by newspapers all over the country. "Had I ... interfered in behalf of the rich, the powerful, the...so-called great, or in behalf of any of their friends . . . every man in this court would have deemed it an act worthy of reward rather than punishment,"...
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The Big Boxcar

Alfred Maund - Political Science - 1999 - 178 pages
...Maund: Had I interceded in the manner which I admit, and which I admit has been fairly proved . . . had I so interfered in behalf of the rich, the powerful, the intelligent, to the so-called great, or in behalf of any of their friends, either father, mother, sister, wife or...
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The World's Great Speeches

Lewis Copeland, Lawrence W. Lamm, Stephen J. McKenna - History - 1999 - 920 pages
...greater portion of the witnesses who have testified in this case — had I so interfered in hehalf of the rich, the powerful, the intelligent, the so-called great, or in hehalf of any of their friends, either father, mother, brother, sister, wife or children, or any of...
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The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation

Diane Ravitch - Reference - 2000 - 656 pages
...admire the truthfulness and candor of the greater portion of the witnesses who have testified in this case — Had I so interfered in behalf of the rich,...in this interference, it would have been all right. Every man in this Court would have deemed it an act worthy of reward rather than punishment. This Court...
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The Boisterous Sea of Liberty: A Documentary History of America from ...

David Brion Davis, Steven Mintz - History - 1998 - 608 pages
...admire the truthfulness and candor of the greater portion of the witnesses who have testified in this case, — had I so interfered in behalf of the Rich,...suffered and sacrificed what I have in this interference, // would have been all right. Every man in this Court would have deemed it an act worthy a reward,...
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Sourcebook and Index: Documents that Shaped the American Nation

Juvenile Nonfiction - 2002 - 342 pages
...persuaded truthfulness and candor of the greater portion of the witnesses who have testified in this case — Had I so interfered in behalf of the rich,...in this interference, it would have been all right. Every man in this Court would have deemed it an act worthy of reward rather than punishment. This Court...
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The Hanging of Old Brown: A Story of Slaves, Statesmen, and Redemption

Gregory Toledo - Biography & Autobiography - 2002 - 276 pages
...slaves. ... I have another objection; and that is, it is unjust that I should suffer such a penalty. Had I so interfered in behalf of the rich, the powerful,...so-called great, or in behalf of any of their friends ... or any of that class, and suffered and sacrificed what I have in this interference, it would have...
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Emerson's Antislavery Writings

Ralph Waldo Emerson - History - 1995 - 232 pages
...What magnanimity, and what innocent pleading, as of childhood. You remember his words — "If I had interfered in behalf of the rich, the powerful, the intelligent, the so-called great, or any of their friends, parents, wives or children, it would all have been right. No man in this court...
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