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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 46

4. Frederick Douglass, Lectures on American Slavery. Delivered at Corinthian Hall, Rochester, N.Y. (Buffalo, NY: Geo. Reese & Co., 1851). (32 p.)

Anti-slavery speech that ends with this paragraph. “It was the sage of the Old Dominion that said, (while speaking of the possibility of a conflict between the slaves and the slaveholders,) ‘God has no attribute that could take sides with the oppressor in such a contest. I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that his justice cannot sleep for ever.’ Such is the warning of Thomas Jefferson; and every day’s experience since its utterance until now, confirms its wisdom, and commends its truth” (emphasis in original).