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United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 217
million. Deriving their freedom from the United States, the national government cannot be excused then, of your nearly five millions in the United States, of more than half as many in South Americs. And be it further resolved, That the United States, filled with grief and sympathy for the ch 3. There is still another clause. The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Uni forever impossible in the Republic of the United States. Xv. Those who knew and loved Mr. Lmpt from trouble, than the other dwellings of America. Poor General Harrison entered it, as a Prin argument on the subject of slavery in the United States or elsewhere is concerned, it matters not r of God. Let us calculate the debt which America owes to Africa. We can reach something like a us glance at the origin of slavery in the United States. We borrow a striking passage from the clich can fall on man. It made more bastards in America than ever lived elsewhere under heaven. 3.[2 more...]
Concord, N. H. (New Hampshire, United States) (search for this): chapter 217
ore, who also was summoned here by the act of God, after acquitting himself most manfully and honorably of all his duties, had scarcely vacated the mansion, before he was called to entomb the wife of his youth and the mother of his children, of whom the fair one he loved best, soon after went to the same repose. He descended from his high place to become the chief mourner; and his ovation was a funeral at Buffalo. So, too, with his successor, who left the new-made grave of his only son in Concord, killed in an instant, to be inaugurated at the Capitol, and enter as a mourner, this stately mansion Yes, gentlemen, said Edward, the chief door-keeper, it is all still in the house now. We entered the Green Room; Willie lay in his coffin. The lid was off. He was clothed in his soldier's dress. He had been embalmed by the process of Susquet, of Paris, and thus Willie Wallace Lincoln's body was prepared for its final resting-place in the home of his happy childhood. One more look at
China (China) (search for this): chapter 217
the sole object of free government—crystallizes slow. But, once firmly established, it resists the untiring course of all-impairing Time. The true civilization, in perfection, is yet to come. The world has been filled with false civilizations; and history shows that they have not vitality enough to preserve nations from decadence. It has been just as plainly proved that where slavery existed it either destroyed civilization, or was destroyed by it. The two never could live together. China and Japan are the only two ancient Asiatic nations that have preserved their early civilization, or even their existence. Slavery never existed among them. So in Europe: Slavery destroyed every European nation that maintained it. Greece, Rome, the empire of the Othman,—where are they? But Slavery never existed among the Magyars or Slavonic nations; nor have they ever been subjugated, much less destroyed. Hungary is a vast and illuminated nation, and is advancing in civilization; while
Louisiana (Louisiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 217
t wherever our arms had prevailed, the old social system had been destroyed,—masters having fled from slaves, and slaves assuming a new character—released from former obligations and sent adrift in the world, rolling like eddies around military posts, and all of them looking to the victorious power to which they had fled for protection;—the exigency was pressing. It had been alleged that most of them were idle and vicious, and indisposed to work; but General banks, then having command in Louisiana, used these words in one of his despatches:—Wherever in the Department they have been well treated, and reasonably compensated, they have invariably rendered faithful service to their employers. From many persons who manage plantations, I have received the information that there is no difficulty whatever in keeping them at work, if the conditions to which I have referred, are complied with. Iv. But the curse of Slavery was still on them—somebody must take them by the hand; for,
Paris, Ky. (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 217
chief mourner; and his ovation was a funeral at Buffalo. So, too, with his successor, who left the new-made grave of his only son in Concord, killed in an instant, to be inaugurated at the Capitol, and enter as a mourner, this stately mansion Yes, gentlemen, said Edward, the chief door-keeper, it is all still in the house now. We entered the Green Room; Willie lay in his coffin. The lid was off. He was clothed in his soldier's dress. He had been embalmed by the process of Susquet, of Paris, and thus Willie Wallace Lincoln's body was prepared for its final resting-place in the home of his happy childhood. One more look at the calm face, which still wore its wonted expression of hope and cheerfulness, and we left him to his repose. In the meantime, a measured footfall had come faintly from the East Room, and the tall form of the chief mourner was passing into the sacred place. Is it all well?—All my thanks. Leaving the stricken President in the solemn silence of the deep n
New England (United States) (search for this): chapter 217
Vii. In a letter to the New England Society of New York, December 21st, 1863, Mr. Sumner said: Amid all the sorrows of a conflict without precedent, let us hold fast to the consolation that it is in simple obedience to the spirit in which New England was founded, that we are now resisting the bloody efforts to raise a wicked power on the corner-stone of Human Slavery, and that as New Englanders we could not do otherwise. If such a wicked power can be raised on this continent, the Mayflowh, the Dutch, the English, kidnapped them by the hundred thousand on the coast of the Atlantic; and, last of all,—as late as within the memory of men now living,—the African slave-trade constituted the most profitable branch of the commerce of New England. The blessed light of civilization which had irradiated every other continent never illuminated Africa. Great empires had been founded on tile African coasts,—the arts that exalt and embellish life had been carried and cultured there by t<
Japan (Japan) (search for this): chapter 217
bject of free government—crystallizes slow. But, once firmly established, it resists the untiring course of all-impairing Time. The true civilization, in perfection, is yet to come. The world has been filled with false civilizations; and history shows that they have not vitality enough to preserve nations from decadence. It has been just as plainly proved that where slavery existed it either destroyed civilization, or was destroyed by it. The two never could live together. China and Japan are the only two ancient Asiatic nations that have preserved their early civilization, or even their existence. Slavery never existed among them. So in Europe: Slavery destroyed every European nation that maintained it. Greece, Rome, the empire of the Othman,—where are they? But Slavery never existed among the Magyars or Slavonic nations; nor have they ever been subjugated, much less destroyed. Hungary is a vast and illuminated nation, and is advancing in civilization; while Russia has
West Indies (search for this): chapter 217
way only, can you repay the debt of gratitude which you owe to your deliverers. Every brave deed you do, the higher your fidelity to your flag, the more complete your subordination and discipline, the higher you and your race will stand, not only with your commanders and with the whole country, but with all nations. Never before have Africans had such a chance! In the name, then, of your nearly five millions in the United States, of more than half as many in South America and the West India Islands, and of the uncounted millions on the great continent of Africa, we call on you to shoulder the musket! and let your valor and martial achievements work the long-delayed redemption of a mighty people. Another consideration, which is likely to be of grave magnitude hereafter, should not be left out of sight now. It is Emigration,—not colonization merely. It has been a Sisyphus work for us to try to found colonies in Africa while we held millions of slaves at home, and offered no in
civilization, or was destroyed by it. The two never could live together. China and Japan are the only two ancient Asiatic nations that have preserved their early civilization, or even their existence. Slavery never existed among them. So in Europe: Slavery destroyed every European nation that maintained it. Greece, Rome, the empire of the Othman,—where are they? But Slavery never existed among the Magyars or Slavonic nations; nor have they ever been subjugated, much less destroyed. HungaEuropean nation that maintained it. Greece, Rome, the empire of the Othman,—where are they? But Slavery never existed among the Magyars or Slavonic nations; nor have they ever been subjugated, much less destroyed. Hungary is a vast and illuminated nation, and is advancing in civilization; while Russia has removed the last encumbrance to her progress by emancipating twenty million serfs, and is now moving on to complete civilization faster than any other people. The Swiss never breathed the tainted air of slavery; her people have always been free, and in civilization they have lagged behind those of no other country. At an early period England and France abolished villanage, and followed in the wake of Ital
Providence, R. I. (Rhode Island, United States) (search for this): chapter 217
,—the arts that exalt and embellish life had been carried and cultured there by the Pharaohs, the Alexanders, the Hannibals,—the Arab, the Saracen, the Moor, and the Briton; but it was not for the poor African. Light, which came to all others, came not to him. Every empire ever founded in Africa was cemented by the blood of her helpless people. But the day of her emancipation has come. She has waited for it over three thousand years. God has accepted the sacrifice. The indications of Providence are too plain to be mistaken. No unknown portion of the globe has been so thoroughly explored during the present century. No nation has ever been so ready to receive Christianity and the arts of peace. No one can more readily be brought into the family of nations. No country ever had so many missionaries ready to carry to a benighted continent commerce, agriculture, manufactures, education, and the light of everlasting truths. All hail, then, Niobe of the nations! Behold, I have
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