Record of the Life and Work of the REV. Stephen Higginson Tyng and History of St. George's Church, New York; To the Close of His Rectorship

Record of the Life and Work of the REV. Stephen Higginson Tyng and History of St. George's Church, New York; To the Close of His Rectorship

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...said, Are not white men worth as much as black men? Will you sacrifice the peace and welfare of thirty million of white men for the comfort of four million of black men? It is a fair commercial question and calculation in its terms. But it is not the question which I have to meet. Can thirty million white men afford to maintain their wealth by the cruel oppression of the four million of black men? I have no particular interest in the question of color; but I have an intense interest in the question of National righteousness. That black men should be slaves or free, has no personal influence for me; I have nothing at stake that others have not, but no man is so rich or so exalted as to be able to afford to be fraudulent or unjust. And no nation is so exalted, as to be able safely to defend and maintain a National injustice. Final peace in the Nation, must open the rights of equal citizenship, advancement, acknowledgment, and responsibility to all the citizens thereof. All the people must be free, and all must have an equal right to the attainment and possession of all the advantages and rights which freedom brings. If the Nation keep this commanding truth with fidelity, it will be a righteous Nation before God. And He will open the gates which lead to victory and peace. For these great truths we have contended, or else every dollar and every life expended has been thrown away. " At these gates we stand. "When the Nation's conscience faithfully responds to the will of God; when it keeps and values, above material cost, the great truth which He has given it to keep, as a people and a pattern on the earth; when its prayers for freedom, and justice and happiness for all its people, cease to be the fumes of hypocrisy before His throne; when its...show more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236669495
  • 9781236669490