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Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882

Newspaper or publication: Belfast Newsletter

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Law and emphasizing its cruelty and potential to contribute to continued prejudice. The speaker emphasized that the Irish who were immigrating to the U.S. by the hundreds could offer tremendous aid in abolishing slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,217 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1851

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

Keywords: Belfast Anti-Slavery Society; Constitution; England; freedom; Fugitive Slave Law; government; Great Britain; immigration; injustice; Ireland; liberty

Organization: Belfast Anti-Slavery Society

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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