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Candor to Frederick Douglass, October 20, 1854

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For Frederick Douglass' Paper.

WE DEMAND FAIR TREATMENT OF HON. GERRIT SMITH.

FRIEND DOUGLASS:—We are so fully conscious that Hon. Gerrit Smith is able to defend himself, that it is possible that we are in danger of neglecting to say some things which we ought to say, to guard his reputation from the assaults of the enemies of impartial freedom. His reputation is among the richest legacies which the friends of suffering humanity can inherit; therefore we have a right to be jealous for its protection from rude assault, and more especially from such misrepresentations and misconstructions of motive as may mislead some honest minds. We are to examine his doctrine of the admission of Cuba, "even with slavery," with an eye distinctly on his construction of the Constitution. Then Cuban slavery comes under the axe.

Yours, CANDOR.

Creator

Candor

Date

1854-10-20

Description

Candor to Frederick Douglass. PLSr: Frederick DouglassP, 20 October 1854. Defends Gerrit Smith from attacks for his position on allowing Cuba to enter the union "even with slavery."

Publisher

This document was calendared in the published volume and has not been published in full before.

Collection

Frederick Douglass' Paper, 20 October 1854

Type

Letters

Publication Status

Unpublished

Source

Frederick Douglass' Paper