Progress at the South

“A slaveholder , at the South, in a letter directed to the editor of the Herald of Progressivism, in which he enclosed $10 for an emancipated slave in Cincinnati, says of a meeting held in his neighborhood:  ‘The question was then proposed,  Is it right to hold the colored people as slaves?  We could harly find enough on the side of slavery to get up a discussion, but, after considerable debate, who should speak on the side of freedom, (for really all wanted to), the house came to order, and I do assure you, I never heard men plead so hard for freeing the slaves before, in the South  … Almost all declared openly, and without fear, he was in favor of freeing the negroes…..”  (Liberator, April 24, 1846, pg 1

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