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"Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation, we began by declaring that "all men are created equal."
We now practically read it "all men are created equal, except negroes.". . .When it comes to this I should prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty-to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure and without the base alloy of hypocrisy.
Letter to his friend, Joshua Speed, Aug. 24, 1855