I replied they came into the world slaves, mentally and physically.
Change their situation with the Whites and they would be like them. They have souls and are subjects of salvation.
Go into Cincinnati, or any City and find an educated negro, who rides in his Carriage, and you will see a man who has risen by the powers of his own mind to his exalted state of respectability.
The slaves in Washington are more refined than the Presidents, and the black boys will take the shine off of those they brush and wait on.
Elder Hyde remarked “put them on the level, and they will rise above me”.
I replied if I raised you to be my equal, and then attempted to oppress you, would you not be indignant and try to rise above me, “
A topical quote for today.