Cassius M. Clay

“This gentleman is said to be the richest man in the State of Kentucky.  He resides near Lexington, and has been for a long time a member of the State Legislature.  During the last year or two his attention seems to have been deeply fixed upon the evils of slavery … His example proves that the Southern mind and conscience are aroused; and we may now expect that the discussion of Freedom and Slavery will be fully and freely entered into in every part of the land….”  (Liberator, July 21, 1843, pg 2)

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