by such destructive influences, with comparative safety.
The conclusive answer, therefore, to those who in reality cherish the visionary hope of colonizing all the colored people of the United States
or elsewhere, is this single, all-important fact: The labor of the blacks will not and cannot be dispensed with by the planter of the South
To what remedy, then, can the friends of humanity betake themselves but to that of emancipation
And nothing but a strong, unequivocal expression of public sentiment is needed to carry into effect this remedy, so far as the general government is concerned.
And when the voice of all the non-slave-holding states shall be heard on this question, a voice of expostulation, rebuke, entreaty—when the full light of truth shall break through the night of prejudice, and reveal all the foul abominations of slavery, will Delaware
still cling to the curse which is wasting her moral strength, and still rivet the fetters upon her three or four thousand slaves
begin the work, and Maryland
must follow; the example will be contagious; and the great object of universal emancipation will be attained.
Freemen, Christians, lovers of truth and justice Why stand ye idle?
Ours is a government of opinion, and slavery is interwoven with it. Change the current of opinion, and slavery will be swept away.
Let the awful sovereignty of the people, a power which is limited only by the sovereignty of Heaven, arise and pronounce judgment against the