We look to our condition owing to the existence of the two races on this continent. I need not recount to you the effects upon white men growing out of the institution of slavery. I believe in its general evil effects on the white race. See our present condition-the country engaged in war, our white men one another’s throats, none knowing how far it will extend, and then consider what we know to be the truth-but for your race among us this war could not have an existence, although many men engaged on either side do not care for you one way or the other. Nevertheless, I repeat, without the institution of slavery, and the colored race as a basis, this war could not have an existence. It is better for us both, therefore, to be separated.
from above: "our white men one another’s throats,"
Error: should read-> our white men cutting one another’s throats,