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I prefer, in a word, the republican system, because it comes up more nearly to God's system.

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I am a plain man, and I care and know comparatively little about rhetoric.

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Our concern, however, is with slavery as it is, and not with any theory of it.

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Let the poor man count as his enemy, and his worst enemy, every invader of the right of free discussion.

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True, permanent peace can never be restored, until slavery, the occasion of the war, has ceased.

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Truth and mercy require the exertion - never the suppression, of man's noble rights and powers.

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To say, that Capt. Ingraham violated the rights of Turkey, is nonsense.

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I welcomed the organization of the Anti-slavery Society.

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But I love honesty, and, therefore do I make great account of facts.

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I believe that government is for the use of the people, and not the people for the use of the government.

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