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              a man to begger himself and his family, devoting themselves to first educating,
then freeing his negroes.     And were it done, the Free States would gain
certain indifferent barbers and waiters; and a great proportion of vagabonds.
A Niggers idea of Liberty is Not Working; hence his Impracticability.
One hope remains, � Liberia.   And herein, as is ever the case, out
of Evil, Good comes.    That vast impenetrable continent, Africa, �dry
nurse of Lions,� where the white man cannot live, � must be civilized
by the black. And they are now undergoing bitter apprenticeship fitting
them for it.    Liberia will spread and prosper, and educated African
nature have a field to develop itself. /          Meantime there are frightful Evils
in Slavery, the worse that they are un-touchable.    There�s amalgamation,
a race �twixt white and black, who being slaves must side with the latter,
and have the Anglo American intellect to strive, plot and plan, in case
of events helping them.    And as long as men have lusts and passions
these will be begotten.      Besides the thraldom to which this question of
Slavery has brought American Politics is terrible; � the Monster has
got the upper hand of Frankenstein.    Talk of disunion � Presidents elected
only by their Anti-Abolition sentiments � hates, feuds, � treasons, � it�s a
very cauldron of Hell broth, and rendered worse by stirring it up too. /
It may be a peaceful solution may lie in the Future, in the Chinese cle-
ment, now pouring into California.           There�s a bloody civil war in China,
more Celestials probably will cross the Pacific, � they are a peaceful, in
dustrious race, and will compete with the African, banding themselves to
labour at moderate rates by the year.     /        One thing is certain, there
will be no Abrupt end of Slavery.  Wherefore if the matter were discussed
as to How, with less rancour, more good intent and good feeling it would
be well.   But Evil will bring forth Evil, � always in the End however
to work out good.     I have no doubt this World is better Ruled than you
or I could do it, despite the opinion of King Alphonso of Castile; who               
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