Daniel Webster, and the “footstool of American slavery”

The Liberator of October 14, 1842, quotes from the Emancipator, an item titled, ‘Daniel Webster and and the Great Compromiser’…. “Daniel Webster went down to Alexandria and Richmond, and bowed his massive, Herculean intellect, and his free New England spirit, to lick up the vile dust from the footstool of American slavery!   He smothered in his bosom the great truths which he knows the salvation of this country requires to be spoken, and humbly repeated the oath of allegiance to the meanest tyranny the sun ever saw….”

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