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Did King misattribute this or make it up?

Discussion in 'The Talisman' started by Iammosteph, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. Iammosteph

    Iammosteph Member

    As I started The Talisman last night I saw there was a quote attributed to Daniel Webster. It's most of chapter 2 and describes a plaque that has this quote, "From this day forward, know that slavery as an American institution has begun to sicken and must soon die in all our states and territorial lands."

    It's said to be from 1838 at the Northern Methodist Conference that had held the first of the great New England abolition rallies. It also says this was a speech delivered by Webster.

    But is it really haha? My boyfriend and I are weirdly obsessed with sourcing this quote in the world of non-fiction. I can't find partials of this quotation or anything in Webster's archives.
     
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  2. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Welcome to the Board!

    I'd have to put the question to Stephen and Peter Straub as I don't know which of them wrote that section to find out before answering.
     
  3. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

  4. Iammosteph

    Iammosteph Member

    Thank you!
     
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  5. Iammosteph

    Iammosteph Member

    Thank you so much! I feel bad I forgot to mention Mr. Straub in my original question.
     
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  6. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Hi and welcome.
     
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  7. Iammosteph

    Iammosteph Member

    Hello right back and thank you!
     
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  8. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Welcome! I am not even going to say what I thought the title of this thread was at a glance.
     
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  9. Iammosteph

    Iammosteph Member

    Haha! A totally different type of thread!
     
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  10. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    "Did King ma*ter*ate this or make it up?"

    What I saw when I first glanced at it...lol
     
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  11. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Me too! That is what I thought it said, I had to do a double take!
     
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  12. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Right there with you DJ, and I had my readers on too!
     
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  13. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Okay, I don't feel like such a disgusting perv when two other people saw that too!
     
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  14. ghost19

    ghost19 "Have I run too far to get home?"

    Demented minds think alike....:face:
     
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  15. Iammosteph

    Iammosteph Member

    Haha! I might use misattribute with caution from now on - I do see it though lol!
     
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  16. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    I've been doing some research in the meantime and I'm thinking this was made up as I'm not finding anything about this.
     
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  17. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    You are now officially part of the SKMB Ka-Tet. :smile2:
     
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  18. mal

    mal Well-Known Member

    I think it was the devil, not Daniel Webster. ;-D
     
  19. Iammosteph

    Iammosteph Member

    Or his twinner!
     
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  20. Iammosteph

    Iammosteph Member

    I super appreciate the help! This probably isn't the usual type of question posted here.
     
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