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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 8: the Chardon-Street Convention.—1840. (search)
, it seems to me that we have been mistaken in his character. Although, perhaps, our Orthodox friends may reconcile it as ingeniously as Dr. Osgood accounted for the mitigation of the penalty of Sabbath-breaking. His hypothesis was, substantially, that the Almighty had grown better-natured than he used to be, and had left off stoning people to death. Did you ever, said a sly young law student to me after this hint,— did you ever see a fellow pitch into his Maker in that style before? Sylvanus Brown and Alcott were A. B. Alcott. for emancipating themselves from the trammels of a moderator; and it was some time before we could get organized. There was less boring, on the whole, than we had a right to expect. Abigail Folsom A worthy but insane woman, that flea of conventions, as Emerson called her. The patient and humane toleration of her, year after year, on their platform, by the abolitionists, in ostensible regard for free speech, not only sadly interfered with their proceedi
447; introduces Thompson in Philadelphia, 2.2; speech at Penn. Hall, 214, 215. Brown, Goold [1791-1857], 1.287, 288. Brown, John [b. Torrington, Conn., May 9, 1800; d. Charlestown, Va., Dec. 2, 1859], 2.184.—Portrait in Webb's Life. Brown, Moses [b. Sept. 23, 738; d. Providence, R. I., Sept. 8, 1836], host of G., 1.286, 288. Brown, Nicholas, captain of Francis, 1.165; denounced by G., 1.166; kindness to slaves, 169, 195; witness in Todd's suit, 195, G.'s comments, 197. Brown, Sylvanus, 2.426. Brownson, Orestes Augustus, Rev. [1803-1876], thinks currency the main question, 2.246; odious to J. Q. Adams, 224. Buckingham, Joseph Tinker [1779-1861], editor Boston Courier, praises G.'s conduct of Free Press, 1.71, and spirits in Baltimore jail, 179; call from G., 192; invokes the law against him, 246; some manliness, 521; praise from J. R. Lowell, 246.—Letters to F. Jackson, 2.7; from G., 1.179. Buffum, Arnold [b. Smithfield, R. I., 1782; d. Mar. 13, 1859], career,