American Slavery

Sept 13, 1830

“At the present day, American slavery is unequalled for cruelty: — antiquity cannot produce its parallel.  And yet it is boastingly proclaimed to the world, that this is the land of the free, and the asylum of the oppressed!  Was liberty ever so degraded in the eyes of mankind, or justice mocked with such impunity?  … I hold no fellowship with slaveowners.  I will not make a truce with them even for a single hour.  I blush for them as countrymen –I know that they are not christians; and the  higher they raise their professions of patriotism or piety, the stronger is my detestation of their hypocrisy… they are without excuse…”