Prison Life and Refelctions

Prison Life and Refelctions

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...centre of Missouri. Here w7e may preach the strongest anti-slavery to ministers and statesmen, and no man dare lay his hands on us.-Here we can pray and " cry aloud," with no fear of molestation! Behold the wisdom of God. RENUNCIATION AGAIN. While pursuing our avocations, we were all three called for to go to the guard room, where we found Mr. Slocumb and James Gallaher waiting for an interview with us. Mr. S. was very anxious to induce us to concede, so far as to secure executive clemency, in our behalf, as also Mr. G. Mr. S. u Can you not feel and say that you have done wrong--that your views were mistaken and unsound? How far can you, in conscience, renounce them? I may secure the influence and talent of the Legislators in your favor. If you continue to persist, and refuse to yield and confess publicly, there is No Hope of doing anything for you. Petitions will be of no avail, and all that I or any other man can say in 192 RENUNCIATION. your behalf will be in vain so long as you remain inflexible on this subject. I have talked with the members respecting your case; and the other evening I met a large room full of them, to whom I mentioned the subject of your deliverance. Those who were from the interior and back parts of the state, who had heard and felt but little of the excitement, would converse with calmness, and reason upon the subject; but those from the eastern borders would take fire in an instant at the mention of the thing, and were so excited that they could not speak of it but in very harsh language. He spoke of the increasing excitement in the community, and said, " If this state of things continues, it will tear us all to pieces as a nation, and fill our land with carnage and blood; but if you will only renounce your views, more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236657683
  • 9781236657688