Monday, April 29, 2013

Daniel Webster on the Fugitive Slave Law

“Those persons in this city who mean to oppose the execution of the Fugitive Slave Law are traitors! traitors! traitors! This law ought to be obeyed, and it will be enforced; in this city of Syracuse it shall be enforced, and that too in the midst of the next Anti-Slavery convention, if there shall be any occasion to enforce it.”

– Daniel Webster, Syracuse, New York, June 9, 1851.

SOURCE: Gurney S. Strong, Early landmarks of Syracuse, p. 277

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