lf, and yet aid her in retaining it; we are as bad as she—betrayers of our sacred trust of freedom, and forgers of our own chains.
I thank God that, as has been stated by you, Sir, we stand on common ground here to-day.
I pray God that party and sect may not be remembered.
I trust the only question we shall feel like asking each other is, Are we prepared to stand by the cause of God and Liberty, and to have no Union with slaveholders?
The meeting was adjourned to Cambridge, where it
Oct. 7. attracted a small popular attendance, and again adjourned
Lib. 15.163. till October 21. Mr. Garrison spoke on both occasions,
Lib. 15.163, 174. and on the latter the following resolution, of his moving, was adopted:
That should the perfidious and illegal act of Texan
Lib. 15.174. annexation be consummated at the next session of Congress, it will be the constitutional duty of the Legislature of Massachusetts promptly to declare, in the name of the people, that such act is null and