Garrison responds to Webster’s notorious March 7, 1850 speech

“What if Daniel Webster has betrayed the cause of liberty, bent his supple knees anew to the Slave Power, and dishonored the State which he was sent to Congress to faithfully to represent?  Is he Massachusetts — and as he moves, is she to follow, even to the lowest depth of moral degradation? …. then there is a call for people to sign a memorial to the legislative bodies of the state, asking that the make it clear that they do not endorse Webster….”  March 15, 1850, Liberator