The Legion of Liberty! and Force of Truth: Containing the Thoughts, Words, and Deeds of Some Prominent Apostles, Champions and Martyrs; Pictures and Poetry (Classic Reprint)
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Tms Legion of Liberty is a continuation of the pamphlet Liberty, published within the last five years, which should have -been generally distributed. Liberty comprised authorities foe the most part prior to the organization of the Abolitionists.
While by the common law of Nature we should be free as on original elements, and by the written law of our constitutions and statutes, we boast as our birth-right, of freedom, civil and religious, freedom of speech and of the press; still on this really practical and vitally important subject, which mainly regulates our legisla tion and morals, our political economy and national (want cl, ) prosperity and inﬂuence; the total enslavement of nearly three mil lions of our fellow human beings, the wretched victims of tyran ny on their own native soil; here we stand convicted to our con sciences and to the world, as the abject slaves of slavery. The pulpit is muzzled, it cannot speak; the press is fettered, it cannot move; the right arm of the law is manacled, it cannot stretch forth to maintain its own authority and supremacy. The defence of Lie berty, that holy principle, whose name is on every lip, on every coin, on every badge of the land, excites persecution in the church, proscription in the state, and infamy and outlawry in the social and domestic relations; and for all these outrages perpetra ted ia a land governed by public Opinion, the signal cry is Anti Slavery l Abolition I alias Freedom 1 Justice!
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