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" The prevailing ideas entertained by him, and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution, were that the enslavement of the African was in violation of the laws of nature ; that it was wrong in principle, socially,... "
LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN - Page 105
by FRANK CROSBY - 1865
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The American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

1874
...prevailing ideas entertained by him, and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the forma-^ tion of the old constitution, were that the enslavement...in principle, socially, morally, and politically. Our new government is founded 'upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its corner...
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History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, Volume 3

Henry Wilson - Slavery - 1877
...stands may be doubted. The prevailing ideas entertained by him and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of, the old Constitution...Providence, the institution would be evanescent and pass away. This idea, though not incorporated in the Constitution, was the prevailing idea at the time....
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The "Ulster Guard" (20th N. Y. State Militia) and the War of the Rebellion ...

Theodore Burr Gates - New York (State) - 1879 - 619 pages
...stands, may be doubted. The prevailing ideas entertained by him, and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution,...in the order of Providence, the institution would become evanescent and pass away. This idea, though not incorporated in the Constitution, was the prevailing...
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Select Orations Illustrating American Political History

Samuel Bannister Harding - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1909 - 519 pages
...stands may be doubted. The prevailing ideas entertained by him and most of the leading 25 statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution...Providence, the institution would be evanescent and pass away. This idea, though not incorporated in the Constitution, was the prevailing idea at the time....
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Eloquent Sons of the South: A Handbook of Southern Oratory, Volume 2

John Temple Graves, Clark Howell, Walter Williams - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1909
...stands may be doubted. The prevailing ideas entertained by him and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution...Providence, the institution would be evanescent and pass away. This idea, though not incorporated in the Constitution, was the prevailing idea at that time....
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The Anti-slavery Reporter

Slavery - 1863
...present revolution. Tho prevailing ideas entertained by Jefferson, and most of the leading statesmen ac the time of the formation of the old constitution, were, that the enslavement of the African race was in violation of the laws of nature ; that it was wrong in principle, socially, morally, and...
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The Leading Facts of American History, Part 1

David Henry Montgomery - United States - 1910 - 407 pages
...statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution [the Constitution of the United States] was that the enslavement of the African was in violation...principle — socially, morally, and politically. . . , Our new government [the Southern Confederacy] is founded upon exactly the opposite idea ; its...
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Great Debates in American History: State rights (1798-1861); slavery (1858-1861)

Marion Mills Miller - Civil rights - 1913
...stands may be doubted. The prevailing ideas entertained by him and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution...Providence, the institution would be evanescent and pass away. This idea, though not incorporated in the Constitution, was the prevailing idea at the time....
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Abraham Lincoln and Constitutional Government

Bartow Adolphus Ulrich - Constitutions - 1916
...Jefferson who said that : "The prevailing ideas entertained by him and most of the leading statesmen of the time of the formation of the old constitution...in principle, socially, morally, and politically" — "our government" said Stephens (The Southern Confederacy) "is founded upon exactly the opposite...
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Colonial, state, and national rights, 1761-1861

Marion Mills Miller - Public lands - 1916
...in time follow. " The prevailing ideas entertained by Jefferson and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution...in principle, socially, morally, and politically. . . . These ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality...
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