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"[I]have conceived a higher opinion of the natural capacities of the black race than I had ever before entertained. Their apprehension seems as quick, their memory as strong, and their docility in every respect equal to that of white children."
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-348637

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715245
"The die is cast. The people have passed the river and cut away the bridge. Last night three cargoes of tea were emptied into the harbor. This is the grandest event which has ever yet happened since the controversy with Britain opened."
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-348631

at: (
40.66666667,-73.93333333
)
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-1728770

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715259
"The circumstances that endanger the safety of nations are infinite, and for this reason no constitutional shackles can wisely be imposed on the power to which the care of it is committed."
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-348647

shortly after her scuttling

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751003

In flames while sinking.

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751012

In flames while sinking.

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751013



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