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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,... "
The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year - Page 129
1864
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The Making of the American Nation: Or, The Rise and Decline of Oligarchy in ...

J. Arthur Partridge - United States - 1866 - 566 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 principle, socially, morally, and politically. This was an error. It was a sandy foundation, and the idea of a Government built upon it, when the...
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Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America, Volume 1

Benson John Lossing - History - 1866 - 628 pages
...of the leaders at the time of the formation of the old Constitution," entertained the erroneous idea that " the enslavement of the African was in violation...that it was wrong in principle, socially, morally, r.nd politically." They erroneously believed "that in the order of Providence the institution would...
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Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events: Embracing ...

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1867 - 796 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 were, that the enslavement of the African was in violatioa of the laws of nature; that it was wrong in principle, socially, morally, and politically....
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New Jersey and the Rebellion: A History of the Service of the Troops and ...

John Young Foster - New Jersey - 1868 - 904 pages
...entertained by him and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitntion were, that the enslavement of the African was in violation of the laws of nature; that it was wrong in prineiple — soeially, morally, and politically. It was an evil they knew not how to deal with : bnt...
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Lays of lowly life, Volume 2

Ruth Wills - 1868 - 168 pages
...entertained nt the formation of tlie 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, politically. Our new government is founded on exactly opposite ideas ; its foundations are laid, its...
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The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of ..., Volume 1; Volume 1861

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1868 - 796 pages
...prevailing ideas alertained by him and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the c4d Constitution were, that the enslavement of the African was in violation of the laws of Mtare; that it was wrong in principle, sotiaDy, morally, and politically. It was an evil tiey knew...
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The British Quarterly Review, Volume 38

Henry Allon - Christianity - 1863 - 550 pages
...like this, that we are concerned not with abstract questions, nor with * ' The ideas entertained at 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, politically....
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The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review, Volume 33

Charles Hodge, Lyman Hotchkiss Atwater - Bible - 1861 - 866 pages
..."the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization." He says that the prevailing ideas at the time of the formation of the old constitution...morally, and politically. It was an evil they knew not how to deal with, but the general opinion was that, somehow or other, in the order of Providence, the...
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Biographies of Two Hundred and Fifty Distinguished National Men

Horatio Bateman - United States - 1871 - 286 pages
...Jefferson and most of the leading statesmen, at the time of tie formation of the Constitution, was that the enslavement of the African was in violation...in principle — socially, morally, and politically wrong; that it would, in the order of Providence, boon pass away. "But," said Mr. Stephens, " these...
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History of Ancient Woodbury, Connecticut: From the First Indian ..., Volume 2

William Cothren - Bethlehem (Conn. : Town) - 1872 - 878 pages
...March, 1861 : — "The prevailing ideas entertained by Jefferson, and most of the loading Statesmen, at the time of the formation of the old Constitution,...in principle, socially, morally, and politically. Those ideas were, however, fundamentally wrong. Our new government is founded on exactly the opposite...
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