Response to anti-abolitionists at Faneuil Hall

Mayor Lyman was chairman of the meeting.  Among the resolutions, and words about abolitionists these are some:  “They are wrong because they place the slaveholder on the same ground as the original kidnapper and man-stealer.  Such a charge is uncharitable  — it is unjust. The present proprietors are not guilty of such a charge.  Slavery was entailed upon them without their consent. Many of them feel the evils of slavery.  They mourn over them, and would get rid of them if they could. ….”  (Liberator, August 29, 1835, pg 3 .. the article  is from the New England Spectator.)

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