April 19, 1844
Here is a song by the Hutchinson’s, dedicated to Nathaniel P. Rogers
Ho! The car Emancipation
Rides majestic thro’ our nation,
Bearing on its train the story,
Liberty! A nation’s glory.
Roll it along, thro’ the nation
Freedom’s car, Emancipation.
First of all, the train, and greater,
Speeds the dauntless Liberator,
Onward cheered amid hosannas
And the waving of free banners.
Roll it along! Spread your banners,
While the people shout hosannas.
Men of various predilections,
Frightened, run in all directions,
Merchants, editors, physicians,
Lawyers, priests, and politicians,
Get out of the way! Every station!
Clear the track of Emancipation!