Taking courage from West India Islands Emancipation

At the New England Anti-Slavery Convention, May 26,  1846, held at Faneuil Hall, a resolution, presented by Garrison, and adopted, reads, in part:
“…. we are filled with the spirit of rejoicing and hope in the remembrance of the emancipation of eight hundred thousand slaves in the Wet India Islands   …. and girding ourselves afresh for the great revolutionary conflict which is before us, we will press onward until the last chain is broken, the last slave is set free, and the song of jubilee is heard throughout our borders….” (Liberator, June 5, 1846)

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