True, permanent peace can never be restored, until slavery, the occasion of the war, has ceased.
When a good man lends himself to the advocacy of slavery, he must, at least for a time, feel himself to be any where but at home, amongst his new thoughts, doctrines, and modes of reasoning.
I welcomed the organization of the Anti-slavery Society.
It is manifestly vital to the success of the anti-slavery cause, that the authority and influence of proslavery, especially of slaveholding, ministers should be destroyed.
I need say no more, to prove that slavery is entirely unlike the servitude in the patriarchal families.
It, sometimes, suits the slaveholders to claim, that their slavery is an exclusively State concern; and that the North has, therefore, nothing to do with it.
Our concern, however, is with slavery as it is, and not with any theory of it.
The poor North has much to do with slavery. It staggers under its load and smarts under its lash.
We must continue to judge of slavery by what it is, and not by what you tell us it will, or may be.