Wednesday, January 21, 2015
12-12-1851: “Among the dearest rights of the freeman was that of bearing arms"
“Among the dearest rights of the freeman was that of bearing arms–give this right to the nations of Europe, and they cannot but soon be free…”–Maj. Gen. [Charles W.] Sandford, Dec. 12, 1851, at the Municipal Dinner in New-York to honor Gov. Kossuth of Hungary, by the Committee of Thirteen appointed to secure the legal defense of persons claimed as Fugitive Slaves. [New-York Daily Tribune, Saturday, December 13, 1851. Vol. XI....No. 3,325. Pg. 5]