Hear Rev. Henry Ward Beecher!

October 11, 1850

“We solemnly appeal to Christians of every name, to all sober and humane men, unwrenched by party feelings, to all that love man, to behold and ponder this iniquity which is done among us! Shall an army of wretched victims, without a crime, unconvicted of wrong, pursuing honest occupations, be sent back to a loathed and detestable slavery?  Here is no ‘abstract’ question  …. I shall cheerfully take the pains and penalties of this Bill.  Bonds and fines shall be honors; imprisonment and suffering will be passports to fame not long to linger!”