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

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Eloquent comment denouncing the Fugitive Slave Law. The speaker noted that a just law "...commands what is right, and prohibits what is wrong," and that the Fugitive Slave Law has made a mockery of this basic tenet.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 307 word document (text and image)

Date published: 1851-01-15

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

Keywords: Congress; Constitution; Declaration of Independence; Fugitive Slave Law; law; liberty

Publication type: Speeches

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