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The Yankee papers announce, with considerable ecstasy, that J. S. Rock, a negro lawyer of Massachusetts, has been admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, on the motion of Hon. Charles Sumner. We congratulate Mr. Rock upon the recognition of his independence by the United States Supreme Court. There being no law at present in that country, he will not find the practice of his profession difficult. We advise him, however, to shun low company. An introduction by Charley Sumner is beneath the dignity of any intelligent gentleman of African descent. The Republicans of the United States must no suppose that the Confederates look with an evil eye upon the promotion of colored gentlemen to offices of distinction and honor in that country. We fully concur with one of the Republican journals when it says to its countrymen, "You want these people; without them you will sink lower and lower into that effete degeneracy into which years of sensuality have sunk you."--The black man is proclaimed by their own philosophers to be superior in virtue, in refinement, in valor, to themselves. We rejoice to behold the practical acknowledgment of this fact in the admission of Mr. Rock to the bar of the United States Supreme Court. We should have been still more happy if they had made him Chief Justice. We should rejoice to see the President of the United States selected from that superior class of the United States citizens. We trust that the colored gentlemen of that country will not permit themselves to be bamboozled by the cheap distinction of permitting one of their number to make a speech in the Supreme Court, and others to carry muskets, when they have claims, as the best class of the country, to occupy the highest stations. Why should not Chase be the Attorney and Rock the Chief Justice? Why should white men wear the epaulette and colored gentlemen do the fighting? It is time that the insane prejudices of the Yankees against their betters come to an end. We want something more practical than high-sounding philanthropy. What is liberty worth without equality? We want to see the bar, the pulpit, the Senate, the Executive Chair of the United States, occupied by the superior African element of that country, instead of its low white trash.
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