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Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Chatham Tri-Weekly Planet

Overview of speech delivered to celebrate the completion of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable project connecting England to the U.S. The speaker noted that "...difficulties measure progress..." and used this as a metaphor for emancipation.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,726 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1858-09-01

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: Atlantic Telegraph Cable; electricity; England; improvement; liberty; peace; progress; reform

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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