Garrison response to Daniel O’Connell’s “Irish Address”

The “Irish Address”, in 1841, featured O’Connell’s hope that Irish in America would become active in the abolition movement.  Garrison reminds readers that the Irish “have come to this fair land to escape from the chains of British tyranny; and now, will they, dare they, in their turn become the worst of oppressors, by helping to prop up the diabolical system of  American slavery?   … Let no Irishman claim to be a friend of O’Connell or of Ireland, who is not an abolitionionst. “