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Boston's Crusade against Slavery

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William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) "Who talks of weariness in freedom's cause": autograph manuscript, 1872.

In this poem written during Reconstruction, Garrison captures the essential qualities of an abolitionist: awareness of the power of freedom; fortitude in fighting slavery; and faith in an immanent or indwelling God.

bMS Am 1906 (672) - Bequest of Oswald Garrison Villard, 1949.