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“The most painful sight I saw in New Orleans was the selling of slaves. Every day in the streets at appointed places, Negroes and Negresses in holiday attire are exposed for this shameful traffic, like the meanest animals at our fairs. This spectacle oppressed my heart.”
“How truly is this part of the globe named the New World. Animals of every kind are the quiet possession of the woods; and here also are the hummingbird and a multitude of other birds.”
“On the eighth of September, fifteen years ago, the day when for the first time we received Our Divine Savior in this land of American, at that very moment, America ceased to be for me a stranger-land. It became the land of my adoption.”
“The sea was no longer beneath our feet, we were on the soil of America! Impossible to describe what passed within our hearts at that moment.”
“Sometimes I am disheartened with this country that I feel as if I were carrying on my shoulders the weight of its highest mountains and in my heart all the thorns of its wilderness.”
“The beauty of the forests of Indiana in the rich and lovely month of May surpasses all description.”
“The manners, the customs, and usages here are so different from ours that they will appear extraordinary.”
“...Lo! I said to myself, these Americans, so proud of their liberty, thus make game of the liberty of others. Poor Negroes! I would have wished to buy them all that I might say to them, "Go! Bless Providence. You are free!"”
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God of Compassion, You let your rain fall on the just and the unjust. Expand and deepen our hearts so that we may love as You love, even those among…
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