obvious from the facts and reasonings already adduced.
But when in future time his state shall fulfil the first condition, it is a grave question which we may safely anticipate, whether it will not be the duty of the superior race amongst whom the Africans now dwell, to remove them to a land where they can enjoy social equality.
We hazard nothing in deciding this question in the affirmative.
Rights and duties are reciprocal.
Then whatever it shall be the right of the African to claim of their superiors, it will be their duty to confer.
That they would be entitled to removal in large numbers, will appear--1.
They will have contributed largely to develop the resources of the country, as the price of their civilization.
2. It would be to them the good, without which their civilization could but partially avail them Hence, it would be the duty of their superiors to remove them in such numbers as their means of doing so might allow.
But more than this, it would be a duty which they owed themselves, even if they were under no obligations to the inferior race.
For when a numerous population in our midst, though confessedly inferior, shall arise to the moral condition defined, the difficulties attending their longer continuance in a state of slavery, domestic or otherwise, will be far too great to justify the experiment.