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Thomas Garrett (1789 – 1871)


Abolitionist and leader in the Underground Railroad movement before the American Civil War.
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Thomas Garrett
I rejoice that I have lived to see this day, when the colored people of this favored land, by law, have equal privileges with the most favored. And I have faith to believe that ere long equal justice will be granted to the poor Indians and the Chinese.
Garrett quotes
Friend, I haven't a dollar in the world; but if thee knows a fugitive who needs a breakfast send him to me.
Garrett
I should have done violence to my convictions of duty, had I not made use of all the lawful means in my power to liberate those people, and assist them to become men and women, rather than leave them in the condition of chattels personal.




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