Mr. Speaker, this is a very important subject. It is now, as it always has been, full of difficulty and embarassment. From the very organization of the government we have had to deplore the existence in our beloved land of human slavery. It has been almost the only disturbing element in our progress as a union. We have this question today, on ot its offspring, which must be met, whether we like it or not. I have not that exalted idea of bravery, the capacity of the black compared with white men, entertained by some other gentlemen. In no respect is he the equal, no can he in any situation become the equal of the Anglo-Saxon. If the black man be far inferior to what we known him to be, is it not our duty in this great emergency to make the best use of him we can? Cong. Globe, 37th Cong., 3rd Sess. 77 (1863).
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