Samuel J. May, on Webster

The Great Apostate    “You seem to be exasperated against me, because of the course I have pursued regarding Mr. Webster. No one in this city, I venture to say, is better acquainted than I am, with the public ad private career of that distinquished man. I knew him in the some of his greatness. I have watched his decline and fall with the profoundest sorrow. No one in the country admired and revered him more than I did, twenty years ago. No one, now, can respect him less. If he is now,’an honor to his country and the world’, I know not what true honor is. If I have ‘defamed him’, it has been telling the truth……” Samuel J. May

( Liberator, November 28, 1851., pg 2)