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No man known or suspected to be hostile to "the Compromise Measures, including the Fugitive Slave Law," is allowed to hope for any office under the present Administration.

It is not only in modern times that there were “litmus tests” for appointees. Franklin Pierce had been elected as a Democrat with a coalition that included Southerners who were able to dominate the weak Pierce precluding abolitionists from any appointments.

William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879, Editor & Abolitionist, Address delivered in the Broadway Tabernacle, New York, February 14, 1854

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William Lloyd Garrison
William Lloyd Garrison
  • Born: December 10, 1805
  • Died: May 24, 1879
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Abolitionist, Journalist

William Lloyd Garrison was a prominent American abolitionist, journalist, suffragist, and social reformer. He is best known as the editor of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, which he founded with Isaac Knapp in 1831 and published in Massachusetts until slavery was abolished by Constitutional amendment after the American Civil War. He was one of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society, and promoted "immediate emancipation" of slaves in the United States.

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