Prediction of Mexican war and extension of slavery

Writing on June 6, 1837, Garrison suggests and urgent agenda for an up-coming meeting of the New Hampshire Anti-Slavery Society. “There is ever probability that we are speedily to be involved in a war with Mexico, ostensibly to redress injuries, but really to extend slavery and the slave trade. ..But the crowning calamity which threatens uf, is the annexation of Texas to our Union, …. Should this event happen, I do not see any hope for the slaves of the south  — for the freemen of the North — or four our guilty, though still beloved country ….”  (readinggarissonsletters)

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