Cassius liberates his slaves

From the Watchman of the Valley,   “The declaration made by Cassius M. Clay to the Mayor of Dayton, that he had ceased to be a slaveholder, was deeply gratifying to the friends of Liberty.  The editor of the New York Tribune stated that the value of the slaves liberated by him amounted to $40,000 …. That Mr. Clay’s efforts have been attended with great good, we are well assured.   In his own State, though now the subject of persecution, he has numerous sympathiaers.  Public sentiment, so far as we can learn, is re-acting in favor of the principles he advocates, and at all event, whatever may happen, Cassius M. Clay is pledged, body and soul, to the glorious cause of human rights …” (Liberator, July 12,  1844, pg 2)

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