Robert Dale Owen
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Robert Dale Owen
Of the unjust rights which in virtue of this ceremony an iniquitous law gives me over the person and property of another, I cannot legally,…
It is within your power at this very moment not only to consumate an act of enlightened statesmanship, but, as the instrument of the Almighty,…
In the due exercise of your official power, in strictest accordance with law and the Constitution, you can deprive the enemy of that which, above…
If, amid the multitude of contending counsel, you have hesitated and doubted; if, when a great measure suggested itself, you have shrunk from the vast…
Can you look forward to the future of our country and imagine any state of things in which, with slavery still existing, we should be…
After voluntary exertions on the part of our people to which the history of the world furnishes no parallel, is the old root of bitterness…
There is a measure needing courage to adopt and enforce it, which I believe to be of virtue sufficient to redeem the nation in this…
The people are forbidden to give aid and comfort to rebels. What of a government that has the power to cut off from aid and…
How few, since the foundation of the world, have found themselves in a position environed with public perils so numerous, oppressed with responsibilities so high…
In days when the public safety is imminently threatened, and the fate of a nation may hang upon a single act, we owe frank speech,…
We can constitutionally extirpate slavery at this time.
Property that endangers the safety of a nation should not be suffered to remain in the hands of its citizens.
Men ever follow willingly a daring leader: most willingly of all, in great emergencies.
Property in man, always morally unjust, has become nationally dangerous.
It is idle to await unanimity.
And I hereby distinctly and emphatically declare that I consider myself, and earnestly desire to be considered by others, as utterly divested, now and during…
Fulfill – you can far more than fulfill – the brightest anticipations of those who, in the name of human freedom, and in the face…
It has always been a great wrong that these men and their families should be held in bondage.
They feel assured, as to yourself, that if the option remain with you, it is but a question of time and of form when and…
The dangers which threaten us are twofold: First, from the Confederate forces, composed of men whose earnest convictions and reckless bravery it is idle to…
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