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Subtitle: Equitable Laws, or the Practical Result of Legislating on the Principle of "The Greatest Good of the Greatest Number."

Title: Pacific Appeal - October 31, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer sees a more liberal government taking shape. He notes that all the fears associated with the emancipation of slaves have not been realized. He emphasizes that "freemen and freedmen" alike demonstrate loyalty and patriotism despite prejudicial treatment.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: black laws; Calhoun School; Congress; Democratic party; Emancipation Proclamation; government; liberals; politics; right of petition

People: Adams, John Quincy

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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