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Speaker or author: Smith, J. B. (John B.), Rev., fl. 1852-1863

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker emphasized the desire for equal rights for the newly freed slaves. While he admitted to being surprised by the Emancipation Proclamation, he believed it was God's Will and that justice had finally prevailed. He denounced those who agreed with the Crittenden Compromise, and emphasized that the war was not caused by the abolitionists.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 319 word document (text and image)

Date published: 1863-01-01

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

Keywords: abolitionists; Abraham Lincoln; Civil War; Crittenden Compromise; Emancipation Proclamation; soldiers; Union Progressive Association

People: Lincoln, Abraham

Organization: Union Progressive Association

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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