Gerrit Smith for Congress

Gerrit Smith for Congress  — Of one thing we are sure he goes in the power of truth.  He goes to take ground which has never yet, to our knowledge, been taken in our National Legislature, to wit, — that the laws which recognize and regulate slavery are necessarily destitute of all the elements that give to law its sanctity and binding force, and so are nullities per se.  This is a momentous doctrine, and if, as we believe, founded in truth, its  very utterance from a high moral eminence must strike a blow of no means force on the forehead of the monster.   Free Democrat

                                            (Liberator, Nov 26, 1852 pg 3)