Gag Rule passed in Congress

Notice that a gag rule been passed; there is not enough room to publish it in this edition.  It is “more odious,  more insulting to the lovers of liberty than any other preceding rule …. no memorial, no petition, nor any other paper urging abolition is to be received or entertained in any way whatever.  It should excite disgust and indignation in the Free states.”  (Liberator, February 7,  1840)

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