rrison, candidate of the Whigs, was a Virginian by birth and training, and an inveterate pro-slavery man. When Governor of the Territory of Indiana, he presided over a convention that met for the purpose of favoring, notwithstanding the prohibition in the Ordinance of ‘87, the introduction of slavery in that Territory.
These were the men between whom the old parties gave the Abolitionists the privilege of pick and choice.
Declining to support either of them, they gave their votes to James G. Birney, candidate of the newly formed Liberty party.
He was a Southern man by birth and a slave-owner by inheritance, but, becoming convinced that slavery was wrong, he freed his negroes, giving them homes of their own, and so frankly avowed his Anti-Slavery convictions that he was driven from his native State.
His supporters did not expect to elect him, but they hoped to begin a movement that would lead up to victory.
They were planting seed in what they believed to be receptive soil.
mobs, 008-1 2; in Haverhill, 108; in Nantucket, 09; martyrs, 113-120; sentiment in England, 130.
Anti-Slavery societies, organization, 26; in New England, 72, 74, 75, 130, 200; National, 76, 79, 87, 201.
Bacon, Benjamin C., 201. Bailey, Dr. Gamaliel, 100, 207.
Ballou, Adin, 205.
Barbadoes, James, 202.
Bates, Judge, 61.
Beecher, Henry Ward, 90, 142, 148; speech in England, 90-93; and Lincoln, 92.
Benson, George W., 203.
Benton, Thomas H., 154.
Birney, Jas. G., 2, 5, 42, 56-58, 205. Black laws 35;in Ohio, 35.
Black Republic of Texas, 135.
Blair, Gen. Frank P., 158, 186-191; and Missouri emancipationists, i 6; and Missouri Abolitionists, 188; appearance of, 189; fearlessness, 189; quarrel with Fremont, 189; and capture of Camp Jackson, 189-1911; threats against, 190.
Blair, Montgomery, 158, 161.
Bonner, Hon. Benjamin R., 155.
Border Slave-State message, text of, 213-214.
Boyle, James, 205.
Bradley, John, 135