Oration on the Life and Character of Henry Winter Davis

Oration on the Life and Character of Henry Winter Davis

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"[...]to purchase her subject to the will." And so Sallie was not sold, and Henry Winter Davis, the tutor, toiled on and waited. He never would hold any of his slaves under his authority, never would accept a cent of their wages, and tendered each and all of them a deed of absolute manumission whenever the law would allow. Tell me, was that man sincere in his opposition to slavery? How many of those who have since charged him with being selfish and reckless in his advocacy of emancipation would have shown equal devotion to principle? Not one; not one. Ah! the man who works and suffers for his opinions' sake places his own flesh and blood in pledge for his integrity.[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 59g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507708696
  • 9781507708699