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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 62

9. Samuel J. May, A Discourse on Slavery in the United States, Delivered in Brooklyn, July 3, 1831 (Boston: Garrison & Knapp, 1832). (31 p.)

Abolitionist speech concluding with these words. “No subject [slavery] can have higher claims upon your immediate, long continued, serious attention. The millions in our land, who are denied all rights of man, call for your assistance. The imminent danger of the nation should rouse you to reflect and act. It is impossible, (if there be a moral government over the world,) it is impossible that we should continue in prosperity, if we continue in such unrighteousness. In the solemn words of Mr. Jefferson, I must again say, ‘I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that his justice will not sleep forever.’”