National Bazaar, from Douglass

January 21, 1848

From Frederick Douglass’s North Star there is an account of the Bazaar, from Douglass, who indicates that “It was our lot to make the last anti-slavery speech in Faneuil Hall on the last night of the old year.” …..  “We know that imputations have been cast upon those who act most prominently in conducting this fair.  It is said that they seek popularity, and play into the hands of the Beacon street aristocracy.  This insinuation is base.  Where has aristocracy, cotton-ocracy or slave-ocracy received more faithful rebukes, within the last few weeks, than in the Liberator of Boston?”

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