Fears for democracy regarded from the American point of view

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byCharles Ingersoll

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. DEMOCRACY TESTED BY THE INSTITUTION OF DOMESTIC SLAVERY. SECTION I. ADMITTED INTO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES. The people of the United States, with the confidence of freemen, who, making the laws, are more ready to obey than those who, reluctantly receiving, are swift to disregard them, to form their union, imposed on themselves the constitutional necessity to respect the institution of slavery. But, when Providence let the mother-country gratify its avarice in the trade of slaves, and curse their colonies with buying and holding them, Divine wisdom prepared for the new democracy discredit and shame. SECTION II. FOREIGN INFLUENCE. It had been among the fears on the floor of the convention of 1787, that foreign influence would be brought to bear on the election of the President of the United States; and some years after, the subject of abolishing their slavery and slavetrade was discussed in England, a foreign country whose influence in the United States has been great. The feeling was confined to England. In 1814, after much agitation there, it had become so prominent that a communication was made to the government of France, by the British Embassador, that the French newly-established royalty was expected, by their recently-acquired English friends, to take the abolition of the slavetrade into immediate consideration. The British Embassador, who was the Duke of Wellington, that made known this expectation, was sneeringly asked by the French minister who received it, whether it was really possible that the King, his master, whose soldiers, native-born Englishmen, he enlisted into slavery for life, could disturb himself about the bondage of a few barbarous Africans. The French minister expressed the common European sentiment of that...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. DEMOCRACY TESTED BY THE INSTITUTION OF DOMESTIC SLAVERY. SECTION I. ADMITTED INTO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217836054

ISBN - 13:9780217836050

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