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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 Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 7

Charles Sumner - Slavery - 1873 - 562 pages
...prevailing idea of most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution that the enslavement of the African was in violation...in principle, socially, morally, and politically," he denounces this idea as " fundamentally wrong," and proclaims the new government "founded upon exactly...
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Political Essays

John Elliott Cairnes - Colonies - 1873 - 452 pages
...formation of the old Constitution," says Mr. Stephens, " 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 Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge

1874 - 810 pages
...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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The Works of Charles Sumner: 1862-1863

Charles Sumner - Antislavery movements - 1874 - 566 pages
...time of the formation of the old Constitution that the enslavement of the African was in violatiou of the Laws of Nature, that it was wrong in principle, socially, morally, and politically," he denounces this idea as " fundamentally wrong," and proclaims the new government "founded upon exactly...
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 6

Massachusetts Historical Society - Massachusetts - 1863 - 548 pages
...him and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old ConstituAlex. H. tion, were, that the enslavement of the African was in violation of the Stephens. . . .... . , taws oj nature; that U was wrong in principle, socially, morally, and politically....
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The North American Review, Volume 131

North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1880 - 614 pages
...split.' He was right. . . . 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 idea, though not incorporated in the Constitution, was the prevailing idea at the time....
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North-American Review and Miscellaneous Journal

1880 - 632 pages
...split,' He was right. . . . 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 idea, though not incorporated in the Constitution, was the prevailing idea at the time....
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The Outbreak of Rebellion

John George Nicolay - United States - 1881 - 258 pages
...language : " The prevailing ideas entertained by him (Jefferson) and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old constitution,...well how to deal with ; but the general opinion of that day was, that somehow or other, in the order of Providence the institution would be evanescent...
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The Life and Speeches of Hon. George Brown

Alexander Mackenzie - Canada - 1882 - 406 pages
...stan.Is 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...wrong in principle, socially, morally and politically. . . . Those ideas, however, wore fundamentally Avnmg. They rested upon the assumption of tha equality...
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The Life and Speeches of Hon. George Brown

Alexander Mackenzie - Canada - 1882 - 408 pages
...stands may be doubted. The prevailing ideas entertained by him and most of the leading statesmen at tha time of the formation of the old constitution were...wrong in principle, socially, morally and politically. ... Those ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality...
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