John Adams Quote

I have, through my whole life, held the practice of slavery in such abhorrence, that I have never owned a negro or any other slave, though I have lived for many years in times, when the practice was not disgraceful, when the best men in my vicinity thought it not inconsistent with their character, and when it has cost me thousands of dollars for the labor and subsistence of free men, which I might have saved by the purchase of negroes at times when they were very cheap.


Letter to Robert J. Evans (1819)

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I have, through my whole life, held the practice of slavery in such abhorrence, that I have never owned a negro or any other slave, though I have...

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I have, through my whole life, held the practice of slavery in such abhorrence, that I have never owned a negro or any other slave, though I have...

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I have, through my whole life, held the practice of slavery in such abhorrence, that I have never owned a negro or any other slave, though I have...

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I have, through my whole life, held the practice of slavery in such abhorrence, that I have never owned a negro or any other slave, though I have...