Josiah Quincy speaks against fugitive slave clause

‘The  Nebraska fraud is not that burden on which I intend now to speak.  There is one nearer home, more immediately present, and more insupportable.  Of what that burden is, I shall speak plainly. The obligation incumbent upon the free States to deliver up fugitive slaves is that burden; and it must be obliterated from that Constitution at every hazard.’

This is the gist of a speech delivered in the Whig Convention of Massachusetts by the aged and eminent Josiah Quincy…….  Covenanter.

                                 (Liberator, Oct 13, 1854, pg 1)