versy, stood up on strongly personal grounds for the Liberator. On the great central question of inspiration, I am myself an inquirer,—with many misgivings and perplexities,—he confessed to her in a letter written in October, 1849, of which but a fragment remains.
The following passage the recipient was unwilling to destroy:
With these views, and feeling that I could ask for my
Ms. Oct., 1849. children no better spirit than the pure, uncompromising, self-sacrificing, clear-sighted, Christian one breathed in the Liberator; and not knowing where I could find it so fresh and enthusiastic and impressive as in the life of Garrison, I should give them the Liberator, hoping they would be moulded like it, and guarding them myself, on those points where I think its writers wrong, against being led astray.
They have got to meet those denials of doctrines among their associates, in the common press (you do not shut them from it), and in general literature; why not show them the mistake