We repeat it, every man knows that slavery is a curse.
“Whoever denies this, his lips libel his heart.
Try him; clank the chains in his ears, and tell him they are for him.
Give him an hour to prepare his
wife and children for a life of slavery.
Bid him make haste and get ready their necks for the yoke,
and their wrists for the come chains,
then look at his pale lips
and trembling knees,
and you have nature’s
testimony against slavery.
-Theodore Dwight Weld