‘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)