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The Indian Question

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Published: 1874
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,244 / 172 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 14.7
LoC Category: JC
Downloads: 817
Added to site: 2008.10.27
mnybks.net#: 22460
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Politics
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as the result of hundreds of interviews, formal and informal, stated and casual, friendly and the reverse, with men from every section of the country, of both parties, and of all professions, that he believes there is no political subject mooted to-day on which there are so slight differences of real opinion, or, indeed, such general consent when men will once come to terms with each other, and begin to talk about the same thing. He has never known a man, even from the Territories or the border States, make objection, on a candid statement, to the intentions and purposes of that administration towards the Indians, unless it were some man peculiarly vulgar and brutal,--such a one, for instance, as, if a Southerner, would give his time and breath to indiscriminate abuse of the negroes. Instead of there being two parties on this subject, there is, therefore, if the observations of the writer have been well made, no reason to suppose that any considerable division of opinion or feeling exists respecting the duty

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