Black Abolitionist Archive
Title: William J. Watkins
Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.
Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper
Speech offering encouragement regarding the end of slavery. The speaker emphasized that slavery cannot continue because it goes against the truth offered in two propositions he put forth: "First no man can hold property in man. Secondly, any system that makes merchandize of humanity, should be immediately abolished." He noted that no one, not even the slaveholders, could deny these truths.
Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,175 word document (text and images)
Date published: 1853
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