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Speaker or author: Langston, John Mercer, 1829-1897.

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Patriotic speech urging patience while waiting for what the speaker believes is the inevitability of the end of slavery. The speaker emphasizes the duty of all citizens to defend their country and to fight heroically. He believes that England, France and the entire civilized world are expecting the U.S. to end slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 635 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1861

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

Keywords: Civil War; emancipation; government; soldiers

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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