John Quincy Adams regrets absence from August 1st celebration

The August 10 Liberator, 1838, pg 4, includes a letter from Adams, expressing concern that he could not join the Fall River Anti-Slavery Society celebration of August 1st…  “But though absent from you in body I shall  be present with you in Spirit — in Faith — in Hope — i n Charity. In Faith that the National Emancipation of British Slaves has been and will prove a giant stride toward the extinction of Slavery throughout the Earth …..”

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