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MISCEGENATION INDORSED BY THE REPUBLICAN PARTY
1864?
Courtesy of Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, African American Pamphlet Collection
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This essay, written by Democratic sympathizers, is an attack on the Republican Party. It presents excerpts from articles penned by abolitionists in order to argue that the Republican Party's stance on miscegenation will lead to racial conflict, the eradication of blacks, and lawlessness.

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HENRY CLAY, in September, 1848, when he asked his biographer, Rev. Walter Colton, to write a pamphlet exposing the objects of abolition fanaticism, charged him to show that

The ultras go for abolition and amalgamation, and their object is to unit in marriage the laboring white man and the black woman, and to reduce the white laboring man to the despised and degraded condition of the black man.

We propose to show that this object has been declared by the Abolition party now in power, and shall prove it, not by mere argument, but by the record of that party in speeches and documents, and through its newspapers. In the course of our extracts, we shall have occasion to give the testimony of Abraham Lincoln, Gov. Andrew, of Massachusetts, Charles Sumner, Henry Wilson, Henry Ward Beecher, Gen N.P. Banks, Montgomery Blair (Lincoln's Postmaster General), John W. Forney, Hon. Mr. Kelley of Pennsylvania, Horace Greeley, of the Tribune, Harriet Beecher Stowe (author of Uncle Tom's Cabin), Wendell Phillips, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Theodore Tilton, Lucretia Mott, Parker Pillsbury, Sarah M. Grimke, Angelina G. Weld, the Massachusetts Legislature, William Lloyd Garrison, Albert Brishane, Dr. J. McCure Smith, William Wells Brown, C.C. Barleigh, Seth B. Cole, Lieut. Col.. Hoyt, of Kansas, the N.Y. Tribune, N.Y. Times, N.Y. Evening Post, N.Y. Independent, N.Y. Prin[...]pia,

Anti-Slavery Standard, Anglo-African, Bangor Whig, Oswego Times, Leavenworth Conservative, the New York Loyal League, the New York Central Lincoln Club, and other Republican authorities.

Lincoln and the Republican party proclaim to-day, that the war shall not end until slavery is abolished. So far the country thoroughly understands them. But the question further arises: What is to be the condition of the negro when he has attained his freedom? We fear that the people do not fully realize the answer that Lincoln and the leaders of his party have already made to this question. The occasion of the discussion which elicited many of the expressions of opinion to be quoted, was the publication, in the early part of 1864, of a very curious pamphlet, entitled "Miscegenation." Some conservative Republicans have denied that the ideas which inspired this pamphlet have any wide-spread advocacy in the Republican party. We shall see.

The New York Tribune, several months before this pamphlet was published, contained an editorial article of a column, arguing in favor of the equality of the negro with the white, and asserting that diversity is the condition precedent of races on this continent, and their assimilation the problem. After the appearance of the pamphlet, it published an editorial concerning it wholly favorable, from which the following is an extract: --

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