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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 62

21. Caleb Cushing, An Oration Pronounced at Boston before the Colonization Society of Massachusetts, on the Anniversary of American Independence, July 4, 1833 (Boston: Lyceum Press—G. W. Light & Co., 1833). (24 p.)

Anti-slavery speech by a prominent Massachusetts politician. “We maintain, and the letter of our Constitution is to us a truth, that men are born to equal political rights, however the accidents of fortune may interpose to prevent the enjoyment of those rights; and that personal servitude, therefore, in contrary to the fundamental principles of political justice.”