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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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Anecdotal Lincoln

Paul Selby - 1900 - 478 pages
...to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, libertyi and the pursuit of happiness. I hold that he is as...I agree with Judge Douglas, he is not my equal in any respect, certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual endowments, but in the right...
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A Primary History: Stories of Heroism

William Harrison Mace - Heroes - 1900 - 444 pages
...natural rights [named] in the Declaration of Independence ... I agree with Judge Douglas, he [the negro] is not my equal in many respects — certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral and intellectual endowments. But, in the right to eat the bread, without the leave of anybody else,...
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Abraham Lincoln and the Men of His Time, Volume 2

Robert Henry Browne - United States - 1901 - 718 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...agree with Judge Douglas, he is not my equal in many respects—certainly not in color, perhaps not in morals or intellectual endowment—hut in the right...
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Harper's Encyclopędia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1902: Based ...

United States - 1901 - 536 pages
...in the Declaration of Independence — the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 1 hold that he is as much entitled to these as the white...equal in many respects — certainly not in color, perbaps not in moral or intellectual endowment. But in the right to eat the bread, without the leave...
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Harper's Encyclopędia of United States History: From 458 A.D. to 1902, Volume 5

Benson John Lossing, John Fiske, Woodrow Wilson - United States - 1901 - 516 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...the white man. I agree with Judge Douglas he is not ray equal in many respects — certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual endowment....
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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 460 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...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...
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The Social Unrest: Studies in Labor and Socialist Movements

John Graham Brooks - Labor - 1903 - 412 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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The Fifteenth Amendment: An Account of Its Enactment. A Paper Read Before ...

Allen Caperton Braxton - African Americans - 1903 - 98 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." Again, and upon a subsequent occasion, referring to the same subject in a public speech, he said: "I...
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Autobiography: Memories and Experiences, Volume 2

Moncure Daniel Conway - Antislavery movements - 1904
...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 as much entitled to them as the white man." It was such utterances as these that bore Lincoln into the White House, caught...
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Autobiography: Memories and Experiences of Moncure Daniel Conway, Volume 1

Moncure Daniel Conway - Abolitionists - 1904 - 516 pages
...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 as much entitled to them as the white man." It was such utterances as these that bore Lincoln into the White House, caught...
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