Speeches on Death of John Murray

The New England Anti-Slavery Convention resumed its sitting in Faneuil Hall, this evening, Edmund Quincy in the chair. Mr. Garrison rose to offer a resolution.  “I have had the intelligence of the death of a beloved friend and co-adjutor on the other side of the Atlantic — one of the earliest advocates of the anti-slavery cause in the old world upon the principle of immediate emancipation –one who labored for the freedom of the West India slave, long before our attention had been called to the condition of our own fettered countrymen. He was truly a most estimable man, and he won for himself the love, admiration and gratitude of a large circle of friends of human freedom and progress.   He is now dead; but though dead, the glorious example which he gave in behalf of human rights — of the working-men of Great Britain — of the cause of tee-totalism, of peace, and especially of the slave — will never lose its efficacy, so long as goodness and virtue can be remembered.   I allude, Mr. Chairman, to the death of JOHN MURRAY, of Scotland.   (Liberator, June 8, 1849, pg 1)

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