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Address to the Colored Voters of the State of Pennsylvania, issued by the Pennsylvania State Equal Rights League, Harrisburg, August 1872

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the blood and causes the life-pulse to cease its vibrations. The foes of a righteous government and of liberty are trying with super-human strength to roll away the stone from the sepulchre of slavery. The omnipotent arm of the Almighty, through his chosen instruments, the Republican party, loosed the chains that bound us and gave us freedom and the rights of freemen. The incessant efforts of ambitious men, actuated by the rule or ruin policy, have culminated in the organization of a party, which, although unmarked by the prestige of noble deeds is, nevertheless, so specious in its declarations, so apparently fair in its platform of principles, that many good men have been deceived by its glittering, but false presentments, and have marshalled themselves under its banner.

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