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is in vain to appeal to the fact that Mr. Jefferson, though a profound statesman, and to some extent a logician, was neither a divine nor a metaphysician; and that no people on the globe have shared more largely in the blessings of a bountiful Providence than those of the Southern States of this Union.
In the progress of civilization and religion, they have advanced more rapidly than any communities in the country.
Still, Mr. Jefferson's name does not lose its enchantment; and having already learned to despise the unexampled blessings of Providence, many of the Southern people actually believed — until railroad communications began to dispel the illusion — that their own happy States were really falling back in civilization to the darkness of the middle ages.
Add to all this, the halls of legislation continue to echo the opinion that domestic slavery is a great moral, political, and social evil.
In this connection, the phrase, moral evil, is restricted to its appropriate meaning,