Truth and mercy require the exertion - never the suppression, of man's noble rights and powers.
Our concern, however, is with slavery as it is, and not with any theory of it.
God cannot approve of a system of servitude, in which the master is guilty of assuming absolute power - of assuming God's place and relation towards his fellow-men.
Let the poor man count as his enemy, and his worst enemy, every invader of the right of free discussion.
I do not object to the construction of rail roads and canals.