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the world. She crucified him and crushed them. There never was a slave rebellion successful but once, and that was in St. Domingo. There never was a race that unaided tore off its own fetters and forged them into swords and won their own liberty on the battle - field but one, and that was the black race of St. Domingo. So much for the courage of the negro. Now look at his endurance. endurance. In 1S03, he said to the white men : This island is oure; not a white foot shall touch it. Side by side with him stood the South American Republics, planted by Ihe best blood of the country of Lope da Vega and Cervantes. They topple over so often that you could no more daguerreotype their crumb ling fragments than the waves of the ocean. Aud yet, at their side, the negro has kept his Island sacredly to himself Burn over New York to - night, fill up her canals, sink every ship, destroy her railroads, blot out every remnant of education from her sons, lot her he pennlleBs, with nothing but her hands to begin tho world over again. How much could she do In sixty years? And Europe, too, would lend her money, but she will not lend Ilayti a dollar. Ilayti, from the ruins of her colonial dependence, is become a civilized state, the seventh seventh nation in the catalogue of commcrco with this country, inferior in morals and education to none of the West India isles. Toussaint made her what she is. Courage, purpose, endurance they are the tests. He did plant a Stale so deep thai all France lias not been able to root it up.