Minutes and Discourse, 18 April 1844

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to have inscribed a statement which is not in accordance with our views. We do not want it. We do not want to inculcate principles which we will not carry into effect. We do not want those who are bigger fools than we are, to laugh at us. The item which I refer to is this. “All men are born free and equal”. Millions of our fellow men are born in bondage, they never enjoyed a breath of liberty. That all men should be free and should stand on equal grounds he believes, but they are now he dont believe. He knows that intelligence is power, that God manages and controls the affairs of the universe [p. [165]]
to have inscribed a statement which is not in accordance with our views. We do not want it. We do not want to inculcate principles which we will not carry into effect. We do not want those who are bigger fools than we are, to laugh at us. The item which I refer to is this. “All men are born free and equal”. Millions of our fellow men are born in bondage, they never enjoyed a breath of liberty. That all men should be free and should stand on equal grounds he believes, but they are now he dont believe. He knows that intelligence is power, that God manages and controls the affairs of the universe [p. [165]]
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