The Liberator and Slavery

A long article, by the above title, ends on the second page, with these words:  “What  Must Be Done? … There are three modes in which slavery can be overthrown: by physical force on the part of the free states, by the same force on the part of the slaves  — and by an enlightened and benevolent public opinion.  The first two modes all discard as revolting and disastrous — the last is our chosen alternative.  We must therefore organize a National Anti-Slavery Society, which shall concentrate the moral energies of the nation.    Auxiliaries must be formed in every State.  Every town and village must have an association.  The people everywhere want light on this subject  — nothing but light.  Their hearts are all right –(we mean those in the free states particularly)  — their heads are all wrong.”

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