Narrative of Riots at Alton: In Connection with the Death of Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy

G. Holton, 1838 - 159 páginas

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Página 71 - The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the invaluable rights of man; and every citizen may freely speak, write, and print on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.
Página 88 - I will stand. I know I am but one and you are many. My strength would avail but little against you all. You can crush me if you will; but I shall die at my post, for I cannot and will not forsake it.
Página 55 - It will assuredly cause itself to be respected. It may be reasoned with, it may be made willing I believe it is entirely willing, to fulfil all existing engagements and all existing duties, to uphold and defend the Constitution as it is established, with whatever regrets about some provisions which it does actually contain. But to coerce it into silence, to endeavor to restrain its free expression, to seek to compress and confine it, warm as it is, and more heated as such endeavors would inevitably...
Página 90 - H 2 threatened to do; but you cannot disgrace me. I, and I alone, can disgrace myself ; and the deepest of all disgrace would be, at a time like this, to deny my Master by forsaking his cause. He died for me; and I were most unworthy to bear his name, should I refuse, if need be, to die for him.
Página 117 - If ye were of the world, the world would love its own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Página 12 - Because they regard not the works of the Lord, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them and not build them up.
Página 55 - The subject has not only attracted attention as a question of politics, but it has struck a far deeper-toned chord. It has arrested the religious feeling of the country ; it has taken strong hold on the consciences of men. He is a rash man, indeed, and little conversant with human nature, and especially has he a very erroneous estimate of the character of the people of this...
Página 87 - I never will do. God in his providence — so say all my brethren, and so I think — has devolved upon me the responsibility of maintaining my ground here; and, Mr. Chairman, I am determined to do it. A voice comes to me from Maine, from Massachusetts, from Connecticut, from New York, from Pennsylvania, — yea, from Kentucky, from Mississippi, from Missouri, calling upon me in the name of all that is dear in heaven or earth to stand fast, and by -the help of God / will stand.
Página 143 - Who for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is now set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Página 22 - Such was the magnitude of the subject, and such the consequences involved in its proper management, that, until the providence of God should make it my duty, I was glad to retire from the conflict, and spend my time in preparing for the hour, should it ever arrive, in which duty would allow me to be silent no longer. My views, when I came to this state, were decidedly hostile to the doctrines of immediate emancipation; and it was not until the year 1835 that I became satisfied, from a careful examination...

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