laveholding gave no offence to the country at large.
The Congressional debates of the year, touching every aspect of the slavery question, had vastly assisted their labors in moulding public sentiment.
Their preeminent ally in that arena, John Quincy Adams, had, indeed,
Feb. 23, 1848; Lib. 18.35, 40. been taken away by death; but his place had been more than made good by Giddings, Palfrey, and Hale, as could be measured by their action to rid the District of slavery
Lib. 18.69, 73, 77, 119,t on record his deliberate judgment of the ex-President, but he chose rather to refer his readers to Theodore Parker's sermon upon him, tempering its excessive praise of his anti-slavery career by the nice, but absolutely just, qualification—In Mr. Adams, the slave never had a champion.
Chance, not long after, gave him an opportunity to revise his opinion of Dr. Channing.
He read with great interest, and with much admiration for the execution of
Lib. 18.82. the work, William