The cry of the oppressed has entered not only into my ears, but into my soul, so that while I live, I cannot hold my peace.
As the Bible inculcates upon man but one duty in respect to sin, and that is immediate repentance, abolitionists believe that all who hold slaves, or who approve the practice in others, should immediately cease to do so.
If the civil authorities refuse to protect me, I must look to God, and if I die, I have determined to make my grave in Alton.
Emancipation, to be of any value to the slave, must be the free, voluntary act of the master, performed from a conviction of its propriety.
I have sworn eternal opposition to slavery, and by the blessing of God, I will never go back.