notice of the Public, on a topic more or less now connected with
politics, from which he has hitherto carefully refrained. He comes
forward therefore, while he declares himself an eternal and
uncompromising enemy to all cruelty, injustice, tyranny, and
oppression, not against, but for liberty—not against, but for the
coloured man—not against, but for humanity.
Philadelphia, 285 Race Street.? May 21st, 1838.
CHAPTER I.? LIBERTY AND SLAVERY
DEFINED.——DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WORDS AND
Mankind has ever been disposed to be carried away with names
and words, with the representation of things, rather than with
things themselves: and that portion of mankind thus apt to be
deceived by mere sound, is generally the most innocent—the
best—the most unsuspecting—the most charitable—these very
qualities rendering them the easy victims of design and
imprudence: the history of the world proves, not only this, but also
that demagogues are the first to fly from the commotions, which
they themselves create; and thus leave their poor innocent victims
to suffer the vengeance of an outraged and insulted community!
They stand their ground while the weapons used are merely words,
and "rotten" eggs, &c.; but when recourse is had to leaden balls,
and swords of steel, they generally take good care to make a quick