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Abolitionism In Kentucky

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Parent Issue
Day
26
Month
May
Year
1841
Copyright
Public Domain
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'Ifthe signs of the times do not deceive us, the time is come when the people of Kenluckey 6hould cali a Convention and change their fundamental law. The slave liolder must prepare himself 'to give up bis slaves. We have not read a speech made in theKentucky Legislature against the repeal of the act oí' 1823, which does not abound with maledictions on the evils of slavery. If these gentlemen are representalives of their constituents' feelngs, Kenlnckyis at length ripe for harvest. Let the abolitionists of the North rejoice ! There is hut one hope for the slaveholder left. It is cilher that those who are now clothed with power are ignoranl of ;he real feclings and opinions of the peo3le, or that, knowing them, they regard hem not. Ifthe present membera oí the i General Assembly truly represent the oopular feeling upon this subject, it 'ts useess for us, in Fayette, lokeep up the hope ess and unprofitablestruggle. Kentucky would this day abolish slavery, ifa Coiivention should bo called. Let not the slave ïolder repose in the soft delusion that this Jonvention will not be called. There are teen mnUa a.nH nrflp.nt spirits ín and out of the State, who wntch with sleepless vis lance, these legislative 'mdications. 1 it not better foi ihe slveholder to risk tho conveniion no-w Í Is it not letter i that hs be freed trom stnpoeuse? if Ü)sproperiy be tsiken foui hini, is t hoi Lettr that he Bhould koow it, and mnke fiis arrangeiuenis accordingly? Is ii not bfcUer that this fiercecontroversy, in and out of the legisla ture, with regard to ibe moral and political sin of slavery, be brought to an end, either by its final aboluion,or by fixing it upon tho immoveable basis of con stitutional Iav? These are grave questions, and it bocomes us to look weli to

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Signal of Liberty
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