One of two items on the Fourth of July


Are abolitionists awake?   Are they sincere in their professions of sympathy for the slaves?  If so, they will embrace every possible opportunity for pleading their cause.  On this day we are still permitted to speak of liberty, emancipation and equal rights.   ….It will be very easy to get up a meeting in every village of the land.  The occasion can be turned to good account in the advancement of our holy cause. …….   Reader, if you are an abolitionist, this is addressed to you, and it is your duty to see that it is attended to, in your town or neighborhood.

(Liberator, June 25, 1836, pg 3)