Thirtieth Volume of The Liberator

January 6, 1860

“With this number we commence the thirtieth volume of the Liberator.  It has been a long, desperate, eventful, ‘irrepressible conflict’ with the most ferocious and satanic system of despotism now existing on earth; but, though the end is not yet, surely, it cannot be far distant – for the ‘battle waxes to the gate’; and all the signs of the times are indicating that a great revolution is at hand.  Let there be a fresh consecration of means and efforts to secure a splendid triumph for freedom, and therefore to give peace and prosperity to our country.”