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“ [142] own opinions in Columbia, a majority of friends in the Legislature, and the command of all the public forces, we have no fear of him. A European is too strong for any African. Unless he stabs you in the dark, or throws a brand into your room, a coloured man can hardly do you harm. The tussle of a White man with a Negro is the tussle of a man with a woman. It is the same in masses. Plant me one of your Utopias on the Santee or Edisto; set me ten Europeans in the midst of ninety Africans; give each of your hundred settlers an equal share of soil, seeds, implements, and money; start them with a free code and equal rights, and leave them to till the ground, to make laws, and to rule themselves. In ten years the White men will own the soil, the granaries, and the money. Nature has given the White man brain and strength, invention, courage, and endurance of a higher quality, on a larger scale, than she has given these elements to the Black. In spite of accidents the White man must be master on this continent. Why, then, should we provoke an issue in the field? No one but an enemy of White civilization wants a second ”

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