a successful one; for there is no virtue in loving freedom for ourselves.Of the Syracusans at least this selfish love of freedom could not be predicated. The freemen's spirit which had welcomed Thompson and the American Anti-Slavery Society, in confirmation of the local defiance of the Fugitive Slave Law, wrested, on October 1, 1851, the slave Jerry1 by force from the clutches of the police, and rebuked the dishonoring prophecy of the apostate Webster.2
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