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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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Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln: Speeches and debates, 1858-1859

Abraham Lincoln - 1907 - 322 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 not in color — perhaps not in intellectual and moral endowments; but in the right to eat the bread, without the leave of anybody...
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National Ideals Historically Traced, 1607-1907

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1907 - 434 pages
...negro is not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence. ... I agree with Judge Douglas he is not my equal in many respects, . . . perhaps not in moral or intellectual endowment. But in the right to eat the bread, without the...
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The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858

Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Arnold Douglas - Illinois - 1908 - 698 pages
...Declaration of Independence,—the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. [Loud cheers.] I hold that he is as much entitled to these as the...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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Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library

Illinois State Historical Library - Illinois - 1908 - 702 pages
...Declaration of Independence, — the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. [Loud cheers.] I hold that he is as much, entitled to these as the white rn.an. I agree with Judge Douglas he isl not my equal in many respects, — certainly not in color,...
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Something of Men I Have Known: With Some Papers of a General Nature ...

Adlai Ewing Stevenson - United States - 1909 - 518 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...respects — certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral and intellectual endowment. But in the right to eat the bread, without the leave of anybody else, which...
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Something of Men I Have Known: With Some Papers of a General Nature ...

Adlai Ewing Stevenson - United States - 1909 - 684 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...respects — certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral and intellectual endowment. But in the right to eat the bread, without the leave of anybody else, which...
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An Interview

Daniel Webster Church - Social problems - 1910 - 188 pages
...brother, or any kin to me whatever." To which Lincoln replied: "I agree with Judge Douglas that the negro is not my equal in many respects — certainly not...bread, without the leave of anybody else, which his own hands earn, he is my equal, and the equal of Judge Douglas, and the equal of every living man." For...
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Addresses and Papers by Andrew S. Draper ...: 1909-1910

Andrew Sloan Draper - Education - 1910 - 214 pages
...between the races which would probably forbid their living together on terms of perfect equality, " but in the right to eat the bread, without the leave of anybody else, which his own hand earns, the negro is my equal, and the equal of Judge Douglas, and the equal of every living man." He showed...
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Selections from the Letters, Speeches, and State Papers of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1911 - 170 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...as the white man. I agree with Judge Douglas he is 5 not my equal in many respects — certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual endowment....
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Noted Speeches of Abraham Lincoln: Including the Lincoln-Douglas Debate

Abraham Lincoln - 1911 - 140 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...much entitled to these as the white man. I agree with JuJge Douglas he is not my equal in many respects, — certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral...
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