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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 1 1 Browse Search
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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 3: the Clerical appeal.—1837. (search)
od-bye to George Thompson, whose travelling associate and secretary he had been. His services to the Liberator, as its editor Lib. 7.15. testified, contributed largely to its permanent support. Elected in July, 1835, Secretary and General Agent of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, he proved the most valuable business man who had ever filled that post. The adjoining room witnessed his incessant toil, said Lib. 7.26. Mr. May, at the first meeting of the Society after its loss; January 27, 1837. there he labored with an assiduity which spared not himself—and there, I hesitate not to say, he sacrificed his life. We saw his health failing—we remonstrated— but he saw the cause suffering for just such labors as his—he went on—he lingered a little while——and died. The speaker could not proceed for his emotion. Nearly all present were in tears. At this meeting, not unfittingly, the perennial subject Ms. Feb. 4, 1837, W. L. G. to Anna Benson. of the financial condition