Why did you shift your attention back to anti-slavery actions?
During the four months between Mr. Lincoln’s election and his inauguration in March, those of us who had spent years carrying messages of anti-slavery and abolition to meeting halls across the country saw the need to redouble our efforts. In every city from Albany to Buffalo we were met by angry mobs and, frequently, with hisses, jeers, and groans. We had a right to speak and it was the business of the authorities to protect us.
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