Thomas Clarkson letter

January 31, 1845

Here is an Aug, 45 letter from Clarkson, addressed to “the Christian and well-disposed Citizens of the Northern States of America”. A letter encouraging all abolitionists, concluding with:  “Consider whether you will be any longer trodden down by the people of the South, any longer submit to gagging bills, any longer submit to be the jailors for their fugitive slaves, or whether you will be your own masters, aiming at the restoration of morals, and making laws agreeable to your Declaration of Independence, the object of which originally was the liberty and happiness of the people.”