Webster on Slavery

December 12, 1856

A letter from Webster,  Feb 15th is sent to a Rev. Dr. Furness, who had  written to Webster earlier.  In it Webster recounts his life-long abhorrence of slavery, and its unchristian nature.  He writes of the effect of moral causes, which though slow are sure, and states his belief that both the progress and the result must be left in the hand of God,  ” who sees the end from the beginning, and in whose sight a thousand years are but a single day.”