Moncure Conway emerges for the first time as an open ally of abolitionism.

At the Framingham rally where the fiery abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison famously burns a copy of the U.S. Constitution, Moncure Conway emerges for the first time as an open ally of abolitionism and declares that “in Virginia, they not only had slaves, but every man with a conscience, or even the first throbbings of a conscience, is a slave.”

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