Did King misattribute this or make it up?

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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.
I looked up Chapter 2 this morning to find the quote you mentioned so I could show it to Steve in context, but that chapter has nothing to do with it. I didn't spend time looking beyond that and don't have it in digital format to be able to do a search. Did you have the wrong chapter reference?
 
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I looked up Chapter 2 this morning to find the quote you mentioned so I could show it to Steve in context, but that chapter has nothing to do with it. I didn't spend time looking beyond that and don't have it in digital format to be able to do a search. Did you have the wrong chapter reference?
Oh shoot....I did. It's not chapter 2....it's part 2 of chapter 1.
Sorry about that mixup!
 
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Oh shoot....I did. It's not chapter 2....it's part 2 of chapter 1.
Sorry about that mixup!
There it is! ;-D Have marked that to ask when he comes in today if I get the chance. He has a pretty full agenda while he's in the office. If he can't remember that quote, I may need to go to Peter but I'm still betting it's fictional.
 
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There it is! ;-D Have marked that to ask when he comes in today if I get the chance. He has a pretty full agenda while he's in the office. If he can't remember that quote, I may need to go to Peter but I'm still betting it's fictional.
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