Overture of Mr. Conway

July  17, 1863

Here is action by the Executive Committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society, relative to the proposition of the Rev. Moncure D. Conway who, has proposed that abolitionists would oppose the prosecution of the war if the Confederate States would agree to emancipate the slaves.  The statement, signed by Garrison, repudiates all such ideas, and also the representation by Conway, in England, that he represents wide abolitionist sentiment.