ing that just a little picking will make her
logic fall to pieces even here.
In the first place she imagines that because
her grandfather had slaves who were black,
all the blacks in the world of every shade and
tint were once in the position of her slaves.
This is as bad as the Irishman who was about
to kill a peaceable Jew in the streets of Cork,
—having just learned that Jews slew his Re¬
deemer. The black race constitutes one-sev¬
enth the known population of the globe ; and
there are representatives of it here as else¬
where who were never in bondage at any
time to any man,—whose blood is as blue and
lineage as noble as any, even that of the white
lady of the South. That her slaves were black
and she despises her slaves, should no more
argue antipathy to all dark people and peoples,
than that Guiteau, an assassin, was white, and
I hate assassins, should make me hate all per¬
sons more or less white. The objection shows
a want of clear discrimination.
The second fallacy in the objection grows
out of the use of an ambiguous middle, as the
logicians would call it, or assigning a double
signification to the term " Social equality."
Civility to the Negro implies social equality.
I am opposed to associating with dark persons