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" but there it is, the black and gnawing evil at our doors — and meet the question we must at no distant day. God only knows what it is the part of wise men to do on that momentous and appalling subject. Of this I am sure... "
Speech of Mr. Slade: Of Vermont, on the Subject of the Abolition of Slavery ... - Page 10
by William Slade - 1836 - 11 pages
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Nullification and Secession in the United States: A History of the Six ...

Edward Payson Powell - Great Britain - 1897 - 461 pages
...appalling subject. Of this we can be sure that the difference— nothing short of frightful—between all that exists on one side of the Potomac and all on the other is owing to that alone. The disease is deep seated ; it is at the heart's core ; it is consuming our vitals. What is...
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Sectionalism in Virginia from 1776 to 1861

Charles Henry Ambler - Virginia - 1910 - 366 pages
...gnawing evil at our doors — and meet the question we must at no distant day. God only knows what it is the part of wise men to do on that momentous and appalling subject. Of this I am sure, that the difference, nothing short of frightful, between all that exists on one side of the Potomac...
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Nullification and Secession in the United States: A History of the Six ...

Edward Payson Powell - History - 1897 - 461 pages
...' God only knows what it is the part of wise men to do on this appalling subject. Of this we can be sure that the difference — nothing short of frightful...the Potomac and all on the other is owing to that alone. The disease is deep seated ; it is at the heart's core ; it is consuming our vitals. What is...
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The Missouri Compromise and Its Aftermath: Slavery and the Meaning of America

Robert Pierce Forbes - History - 2009 - 384 pages
...gnawing evil at our doors — and meet the question we must at no distant day. God only knows what is the part of wise men to do on that momentous and appalling subject. Of this I am sure, that the difference, nothing short of frightful— between all that exists on one side of the...
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All Honor to Jefferson?: The Virginia Slavery Debates and the Positive Good ...

Erik S. Root - History - 2008 - 255 pages
...Stampp, 387, 386, and 382; Harrison, 403. Chapter 8 Conclusion: Virginia and the Positive Good Thesis Of this I am very sure, that the difference — nothing...other, is owing to that cause alone. — The disease is deep-seated — it is at the heart's core — it is consuming, and has all along been consuming our...
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