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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

8331 Misellaneous John Bartlett

QUOTATION:The very mudsills of society…. We call them slaves…. But I will not characterize that class at the North with that term; but you have it. It is there, it is everywhere; it is eternal.
ATTRIBUTION:James H. Hammond (1807–1864): Speech in the U. S. Senate, March, 1858.