Written in Boston, in the State of Massachusetts, Sept. 28, 1829.
"I am fully aware, in making this appeal to my much afflicted and suffering
brethren, that I shall not only be assailed by those whose greatest earthly
desires are, to keep us in abject ignorance and wretchedness, and who are of the
firm conviction that heaven has designed us and our children to be slaves and
beasts of burden to them and their children.—I say, I do not only expect to be
held up to the public as an ignorant, impudent and restless disturber of the
public peace, by such avaricious creatures, as well as a mover of
insubordination—and perhaps put in prison or to death, for giving a superficial
exposition of our miseries, and exposing tyrants"
"Do any of you say this will never be done? I assure you that God will accomplish it—if nothing else will answer, he will hurl tyrants and devils into atoms and make way for his people. But O my brethren! I say unto you again, you must go to work and prepare the way of the Lord."
- ARTICLE II.our wretchedness in consequence of ignorance.