They are without practical sympathy for them.
They often subject them to a degree of hard labor to which they are not accustomed.
Many humane men in the South
decline hiring their servants to such persons.
There are evils, it is true, inseparable from the presence of the race in this country, under any circumstances.
By conferring on them a mere paper liberty, the Northern States
have adroitly freed themselves of a portion of these evils; but then they have evidently accumulated them upon the African.
The policy is marked by no sympathy for the blacks.
There is much more of selfishness than of benevolence in the working of the system.
We conclude that our position is true, that the Africans, being a separate and distinct race of people, who cannot spontaneously amalgamate with the whites, should be placed under a separate and subordinate form of government, if we consult either their welfare or our own. The examples referred to, as proof of the contrary, are strongly confirmatory of the position.
But to claim for the African political equality with the whites is subject to still stronger objections.
We may further appeal to facts in support of our proposition.
They are not, in point of intellectual and moral development, in the condition for freedom: