TESTIMONY OF O'CONNELL.
all English Christians. They feel deeply for their Christian
brethren and sisters in bondage, and it is difficult for them to
believe that other Christian brethren can be the means of so
great an injustice. A Christian inflicting the lash, as it is
inflicted in the Slave States of America, or selling his fellow
man for money, seems to them an incomprehensible thing.
Be it remembered, there is no national or political prejudice
in this. English Christians felt the same Aviien the slave own¬
ers were their own countrymen, and so strongly did they feel
it as to buy the freedom of the slaves at a great price. May
they not, then, appeal to the Christians of the United States,
to declare uncompromising hostility against the slave system ?
Let slavery be abolished., and the United States avouUI rise
higher in the estimation of the Old World, than if all the
New World Avcre embraced in their Union, and all Avere one
Leeds Mercury Office, Noa\ 9th, 1856.
TESTIMONY OF DANIEL O'CONNELL.
I will now turn to a subject of congratulation: I mean
the Auti-Slavery Societies of America — those noble-hearted
men and ivomen, who, through difficulties and dangers, have
proved how hearty they are in the cause of abolition. I hail
them all as my friends, and Avish them to regard me as a
brother. I A\Tish for no higher station in the world; but I clo
covet the honor of being a brother with these American aboli-
tionists. In this country, the abolitionists are in perfect safe¬
ty ; here we have fame and honor ; we are lauded and en¬
couraged bv the good; Ave are smiled upon and cheered by
the fair ; Ave are bound together by godlike truth and charity ;
and though we have our differences as to points of faith, Ave
have no differences as to this point, and we proceed in our
useful career esteemed and honored. But it is not so with our
anti-slavery friends in America : there they are vilified, there