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" I hold that, notwithstanding all this, there is no reason in the world why the negro is not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence — the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I hold that he is... "
Great Debates in American History: State rights (1798-1861); slavery (1858-1861) - Page 128
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The Lincoln Memorial ; Album-immortelles: Original Life Pictures, with ...

Osborn Hamiline Oldroyd - 1882 - 614 pages
...not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I hold,...these, as the white man. I agree with Judge Douglas, that he is not my equal in many respects, — certainly not in color — perhaps not in moral or intellectual...
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American Progress: Or, The Great Events of the Greatest Century, Including ...

Richard Miller Devens - Industries - 1883 - 756 pages
...rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence — the right to life, liberty, and the pursuits of happiness. I hold that he is as much entitled to...in the right to eat the bread, without the leave of any one else, which his own hand earns, he is my equal, and the equal of Judge Douglas, and the equal...
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The Great Conspiracy: Its Origin and History

John Alexander Logan - Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Ill., 1858 - 1886 - 912 pages
...of Independence, and insisting that there is no right principle of action but self-interest. * * * But in the right to eat the bread, without the leave of anybody e1se, which his own hand earns, he is my equal and the equal of Judge Douglas, and the equal of every...
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Hidden Treasures: Or, Why Some Succeed While Others Fail

Harry A. Lewis - Success - 1887 - 534 pages
...Judge Douglas he is not my equal in many respects — certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral and intellectual endowment. But in the right to eat the bread without the leave of any one else, which his own hand earns, he is my equal, and the equal of Judge Douglas, and the equal...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 2

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890 - 526 pages
...enumerated in the Declaration of Independence — the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit CHAP. vin. of happiness. I hold that he is as much entitled to...the white man. I agree with Judge Douglas he is not iny equal in many respects — certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual endowment...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator: A Biographical Sketch

Charles Wallace French - Presidents - 1891 - 416 pages
...not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I hold...these as the white man. I agree with Judge Douglas that he is not my equal in many respects — certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator: A Biographical Sketch

Charles Wallace French - Presidents - 1891 - 412 pages
...happiness. I hold that he is as much entitled to these as the white man. I agree with Judge Douglas that he is not my equal in many respects — certainly...moral or intellectual endowment. But in the right tit eat the dread, without the leave of anybody else, which his <nvn hand earns, he is my equal, and...
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850...

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1892 - 566 pages
...not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence — the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I hold...he is as much entitled to these as the white man." ' He continued in the strain, and in almost the words, of his Springfield speech of 1857.' Lincoln...
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 to the ..., Volume 2

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1892 - 604 pages
...not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence — the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I hold...he is as much entitled to these as the white man." ' He continued in the strain, and in almost the words, of his Springfield speech of 1857.' Lincoln...
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Abraham Lincoln

John Torrey Morse (Jr.) - Presidents - 1893 - 410 pages
...not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I hold...these as the white man. I agree with Judge Douglas that he is not my equal in many respects, — certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual...
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