Are the Africans yet prepared for settlement?
You cannot fix a free Sioux
, or a free Apache
on the soil.
A Red man cannot live in competition with a White neighbour.
Has the Negro strength enough to stand alone?
Under servitude the Black
men grew in numbers; under freedom the Red
men fell in numbers.
Will the Black
men under freedom fail as the Red
Have the good and pious men who gave the Negro freedom, only issued, in their ignorance of nature's rules, an edict for his slow but sure extermination from the soil?
“Be sure of one thing,” says Colonel Binfield
, a Southern officer, who has studied the Negro Question
on the battle-field, in the tobacco grounds, and in the public schools, “we shall have no more disorder in the streets.
No local passion will dictate our course.
We made a great mistake in parting from our flag; but we have long since seen the error of our way, and we shall not commit that fault again.
Our trust is in the law of life.
The Negro had his day of power.
If he chafed us by his petulance and folly he never awed us by his strength.
Even now, when he has a ruler of his ”