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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
edited by - 1913
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Ohio ArchŠological and Historical Quarterly, Volume 32

Ohio - 1924 - 772 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...not in color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual endowments. But in the right to eat the bread, without leave of anybody else, which his own hand earns,...
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The Magazine of History, with Notes and Queries: Extra number, Issues 101-104

History - 1924 - 372 pages
...enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, entitled to these as the white man. I agree with Judge Douglas he is not my equal in 164 many respects — certainly not of happiness. I hold that he is as much in color, perhaps not in...
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The Magazine of History: With Notes and Queries. Extra numbers

1924 - 616 pages
...enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, entitled to these as the white man. I agree with Judge Douglas he is not my equal in 164 many respects — certainly not of happiness. I hold that he is as much in color, perhaps not in...
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Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years,

Carl Sandburg - 1926 - 526 pages
...horse-chestnut to be a chestnut horse." Somebody congratulated him on the sentence about the negro, "In the right to eat the 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." It had...
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Selections from Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1927 - 476 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...not in color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual endowments. But in the right to eat the bread, without leave of anybody else, which his own hand earns,...
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Liberty and the Great Libertarians: An Anthology on Liberty, a Hand-book of ...

Charles T. Sprading - Political Science - 1913 - 550 pages
...Negro is not entitled to all the rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I hold...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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Report of the First[-thirty-first] Annual Meeting of the Virginia ..., Volume 16

Virginia State Bar Association - Bar associations - 1903 - 470 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: 10...
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The Presidency of James Buchanan

Elbert B. Smith - Biography & Autobiography - 1975 - 225 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...endowment. But in the right to eat the bread, without leave of anyone else, which his own hand earns, he is my equal and the equal of Judge Douglas, and...
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Abraham Lincoln and American Political Religion

Glen E. Thurow - Political Science - 1976 - 146 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...endowment. But in the right to eat the bread, without leave of anybody else, which his own hand earns, he is my equal and the equal of Judge Douglas and...
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Abraham Lincoln: A Documentary Portrait Through His Speeches and Writings

Abraham Lincoln, Don Edward Fehrenbacher - History - 1977 - 292 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...endowment. But in the right to eat the bread, without leave of anybody else, which his own hand earns, he is my equal and the equal of Judge Douglas, and...
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