Right of Conscience

Feb. 10, 1840

“I will not stop to say what I think of the barbarism and tyranny of Connecticut, in trampling upon the rights of conscience, and consigning to prison such of her citizens as believe that they are forbidden by the gospel to do military duty.  After ages will look upon this matter with astonishment.  It is the opprobrium of the nineteenth century.”  1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI