Rochester on the 6th, 7th, and 8th of July, '53.
. . . . Resolved, That, as for the American Colonization Society, we have no sympathy with it, having long since determined to plant our trees on American soil, and repose beneath their shade.
. . . . Resolved, That in recognizing the power of the press, and the vast influence it exerts in making apparent the spirit and character of a people, we are happy in congratulating ourselves upon the fact that in Frederick Douglass' Paper we possess a correct exponent of the condition of our people, as well as an able, firm, and faithful advocate of their interests, and that, consequently, we cheerfully recommend it as worthy of our hearty and untiring support.
. . . . Resolved, That we recognize in "Uncle Tom's Cabin" a work plainly marked by the finger of God, lifting the wall of separation which has too long divided the sympathies of one class of the American people from another; and that we feel and know that such sympathies once awake, and flowing in the proper human direction, must be the first step in that happy human brotherhood . . . which is to be the ultimate destiny and crowning glory of our race. . . .
(Frederick Douglass' Paper, 22 July 1853, p. 1)
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