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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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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 marshaled themselves under its banner. "They have clasped hands with the rebels across the bloody chasm," whose purpose is to overthrow the glorious results of the recent terrible war of the rebellion and inaugurate through the old wicked heresy of States' Rights, a code of laws more infamous than those of Draco--more intolerable than those which governed the serfs of the feudal ages. The philosophic axiom, based
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