less than three millions to more than thirty millions.
Who knows whether the Black family will increase in freedom?
Every fact appears to point another way. The Whites are recruited from Europe, the Blacks are not recruited from Africa.
One force expands, the other wanes.
Yet what a power of mischief this low and waning branch of the human family possesses; a power which wounds and weakens every section of America; setting brother against brother, North against South, the disciples of Brewster against the comrades of Raleigh, and the children of Oglethorpe against the descendants of Penn.
This question- How, in our advance towards a higher plane of freedom, culture, and refinement, shall we treat those races on our soil which stand on the lowest stages of freedom, culture, and refinement? --has already wrecked a third part of America, putting back for unknown terms of years the noble work which the Republic inherited from her English founders — that of planting and peopling th