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Olmutz (Kansas, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
st the Fugitive Slave Bill. I have said, sir, that this sentiment is just. And is it not? Every escape from slavery necessarily and instinctively awakens the regard of all who love Freedom. The endeavor, though unsuccessful, reveals courage, manhood, character. No story is read with more interest than that of our own Lafayette, when, aided by a gallant South Carolinian, in defiance of the despotic ordinances of Austria, kindred to our Slave Act, he strove to escape from the bondage of Olmutz. Literature pauses with exultation over the struggles of Cervantes, the great Spaniard, while a slave in Algiers, to regain the liberty for which he says, in his immortal work, we ought to risk life itself, Slavery being the greatest evil that can fall to the lot of man. Science, in all her manifold triumphs, throbs with pride and delight, that Arago, the astronomer and philosopher—devoted republican also—was redeemed from barbarous Slavery to become one of her greatest sons. Religion rej
South Carolina (South Carolina, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
ame day, Charles Pinckney, of slaveholding South Carolina, laid before the Convention what is calledive Slave Bill of 1817– 18, a Senator from South Carolina, Mr. Smith, anxious for the asserted rightnderstanding of the venerable Senator from South Carolina, I reply that Massachusetts, at all times, ill grace from the venerable Senator from South Carolina, a State which, in latter days, has arrayets provisions that an eminent character of South Carolina, a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Unite assumed the command of the Southern army, South Carolina was rescued from the British power. But tn with me in amazement that a Senator from South Carolina should attribute our independence to anythNorthern States; and from the very lips of South Carolina, on four different occasions, speaking by of a common country—that Massachusetts and South Carolina are sister States, and that the concord ofin the Rebellion, and reecho the curses of South Carolina upon the name of Sumner, were all tolling [53 more...]<
Worcester (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
Anti-Slavery Enterprise in our day,—then ruthlessly tearing him away, amidst savage threats and with a halter about his neck, dragged him through the streets, until, at last, guilty only of loving liberty, if not wisely, too well, this unoffending citizen was thrust into the common jail for protection against an infuriated populace. Nor was Boston alone. Even villages, in remote rural solitude, belched forth in similar outrage; while the large towns, like Providence, New Haven, Utica. Worcester, Alton, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York, became so many fiery craters, overflowing with rage and madness. What lawless violence failed to accomplish was next urged through the forms of law. By solemn legislative acts, the Slave States called on the Free States promptly and effectually to suppress all associations within their respective limits purporting to be Abolition Societies; and Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York basely hearkened to the base proposition. The
Brunswick, Mo. (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
ts with good news. Immediately following the bands were about two hundred horsemen in regular order; following these were one hundred and fifty wagons, carriages, etc. They gave repeated cheers for Kansas and Missouri. They report that not an Anti-slavery man will be in the Legislature of Kansas. We have made a clean sweep. 5. It is also confirmed by contemporaneous testimony of another paper, always faithful to Slavery, the New York Herald, in the letter of a correspondent from Brunswick, Missouri, under date of 20th April, 1855: From five to seven thousand men started from Missouri to attend the election, some to remove, but the most to return to their families, with an intention, if they liked the Territory, to make it their permanent abode at the earliest moment practicable. But they intended to vote. The Missourians were, many of them, Douglas men. There were one hundred and fifty voters from this county, one hundred and seventy-five from Howard, and one hundred fro
United States (United States) (search for this): chapter 24
The relations of the Government of the United States—I speak of the National Government—to Slav learned judge of the Supreme Court of the United States, in an opinion of the court, we derive theWashington, he became Chief Justice of the United States. In his sight, Slavery was an iniquity, as of a suitable plan of Government for the United States; and on the 19th June, Mr. Randolph's resothis Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof; any of Blackstone's Commentaries were sold in America as in England, carrying thither the knowledgehe Union—such is the solidarity of these confederate States—so are we all knit together as a Plural , in his memorable veto of the Bank of the United States. To his course, at that critical time, we that it has ever been the pride and boast of America, that the rights for which she has contended language dropped from the President of the United States. I begin with an admission from the Pre[44 more.
Concord (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
where, in 1770, the first blood was spilt in conflict between British troops and American citizens, and among the victims was one of that African trace, which you so much despise. Almost within sight is Bunker Hill; further off, Lexington and Concord. Amidst these scenes, a Slave-Hunter from Virginia appears, and the disgusting rites begin by which a fellow-man is doomed to bondage. Sir, can you wonder that the people were moved? Who can be wise, amazed, temperate and furious, Loyal andcommunities a leading part in those contributions of arms and treasure by which independence was secured. Here are his exact words, as I find them in the Globe, revised by himself: Sir, when blood was shed upon the plains of Lexington and Concord, in an issue made by Boston, to whom was an appeal made, and from whom was it answered? The answer is found in the acts of slaveholding States—animis opibusque parati. Yes, sir, the independence of America, to maintain republican liberty, was w
North America (search for this): chapter 24
r deny them, in greater or less degree, and you inflict no shock. The machinery of Government continues to move. The State does not cease to exist. Far otherwise is it with the eminent question now before you, involving, as it does, Liberty in a broad Territory, and also involving the peace of the whole country, with our good name in history for evermore. Take down your map, Sir, and you will find that the Territory of Kansas, more than any other region, occupies the middle spot of North America, equally distant from the Atlantic on the east, and the Pacific on the west, from the frozen waters of Hudson's Bay on the north, and the tepid Gulf Stream on the south,—constituting the precise geographical centre of the whole vast Continent. To such advantages of situation, on the very highway between two oceans, are added a soil of unsurpassed richness, and a fascinating, undulating beauty of surface, with a health-giving climate, calculated to nurture a powerful and generous people,
Lowell (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 24
iness. And now, sir, by practical services here in Washington, rendered at the call of his country, he has earned, it seems to me, this small appropriation—not as a charity to his desolate widow, but as a compensation for labor done. I hope the amendment will be agreed to. Xxv. On his return to Boston, after the memorable session of 1851-2, the warmest welcome was extended to him from every quarter. In addressing the State Convention of the Free-Soil Party of Massachusetts, held at Lowell, on the 16th of September, 1852, he delivered one of his most striking speeches, some portions of which we reproduce. It was on the eve of the national election. Mr. President and fellow-citizens of Massachusetts:—I should be dull indeed were I insensible to this generous, overflowing, heart-speaking welcome. After an absence of many months, I have now come home, to breathe anew the invigorating Northern air, to tread again the free soil of our native Massachusetts, and to enjoy the sym
Genoa (Italy) (search for this): chapter 24
the name of Alexander Hamilton, who was born in the West Indies, and the name of Albert Gallatin, who was born in Switzerland, and never, to the close of his octogenarian career, lost the French accent of his boyhood—both of whom rendered civic services which may be commemorated among the victories of peace. Nor is the experience of our Republic peculiar. Where is the country or power which must not inscribe the names of foreigners on its historic scroll? It was Christopher Columbus, of Genoa, who disclosed to Spain the New World; it was Magellan, of Portugal, sailing in the service of Spain, who first pressed with adventurous keel through those distant Southern straits which now bear his name, and opened the way to the vast Pacific sea; and it was Cabot, the Venetian, who first conducted English enterprise to this North American continent. As in the triumphs of discovery, so, also, in other fields have foreigners excelled, while serving States to which they were bound by no tie
Tunisia (Tunisia) (search for this): chapter 24
rs, to regain the liberty for which he says, in his immortal work, we ought to risk life itself, Slavery being the greatest evil that can fall to the lot of man. Science, in all her manifold triumphs, throbs with pride and delight, that Arago, the astronomer and philosopher—devoted republican also—was redeemed from barbarous Slavery to become one of her greatest sons. Religion rejoices serenely, with joy unspeakable, in the final escape of Vincent de Paul. Exposed in the public squares of Tunis to the inspection of the traffickers in human flesh, this illustrious Frenchman was subjected to every vileness of treatment, compelled, like a horse, to open his mouth, to show his teeth, to trot, to run, to exhibit his strength in lifting burdens, and then, like a horse, legally sold in market overt. Passing from master to master, after a protracted servitude, he achieved his freedom, and regaining France, commenced that resplendent career of charity by which he is placed among the great
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