Flight and arrest of Shadrach

In the February 21, 1851 Liberator, there are differing accounts of the arrest of Shadrach.  One is from the editor, one chiefly from the Commonwealth, and one a copy of the official deposition of the Deputy Marshall Patrick Riley, the arresting officer.   At one point Garrison comments:  “Thank God, Shadrach is free — and not only free, but safe!  Under the banner of England, on the Canadian soil,  he is now standing erect, redeemed and disenthralled, bidding a proud defiance to President Fillmore and his cabinet, though backed by the army and navy of the United States!  Promulgate thy bloody edicts, O Nero who occupiest the Presidential Chair; they shall be laughed to scorn, and trampled in the dust!…”

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