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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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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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The period of development as a Nation

William Harrison Mace - United States - 1911 - 160 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 or intellectual endowments. But, in the right to eat the bread, without the leave of anybody else, which his own hand...
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The Idea and Vision of Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of Theodore Roosevelt

Daniel Webster Church - 1912 - 56 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." I see...
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British and American Eloquence

Robert Irving Fulton, Thomas Clarkson Trueblood - Orator - 1912 - 428 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 the negro is not my equal in many respects — certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral or...
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The Political Debates Between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas in the ...

Abraham Lincoln, Stephen Arnold Douglas - Campaign debates - 1912 - 714 pages
...negro is not entitled to all the rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, — the right of 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 intellectual and moral...
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Washington and Lincoln, Leaders of the Nation in the Constitutional Eras of ...

Robert William McLaughlin - Biography & Autobiography - 1912 - 324 pages
...white man was bound to respect,"2 should administer the oath to the man who had said of the negro that "in the right to eat the bread, without the leave of anybody else, which his own hand earns, 1 Writings of Washington, Ford Ed., vol. si., p. 434, note. * Dred Scott Decision, 1857; 19 Howard,...
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The Methodist Review, Volume 67; Volume 89

Methodist Church - 1907 - 1038 pages
...of attesting that "all men" were created with certain inalienable rights, among which was certainly "the right to eat the bread, without the leave of anybody else, which their own hand earns," by transmuting in the alembic of his practical mind the glittering generality...
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The Ultimate Solution of the American Negro Problem

Edward Eggleston - Biography & Autobiography - 1913 - 294 pages
...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...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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Lincoln and Slavery

Albert Enoch Pillsbury - Biography & Autobiography - 1913 - 112 pages
...not entitled to all the natural rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence, the right 32 to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I hold...as much entitled to these as the white man. I agree that he is not my equal in many respects, certainly not in color, perhaps not in moral or intellectual...
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Political History of Secession to the Beginning of the American Civil War

Daniel Wait Howe - History - 1914 - 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 moral or intellectual endowment. But in the right...
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