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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2 2 0 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 4: Pennsylvania Hall.—the non-resistance society.—1838. (search)
the Lib. 8.154. Sept. 19, 1838. Ezra S. Gannett. next forenoon. Rev. Mr. Gannett made a speech against the resolution, and moved its indefinite postponement. I replied to him in a manner that grieved him sorely. The resolution was adopted by a large majority. In the afternoon, a committee of nine was appointed to draw up a Constitution and a Declaration of Sentiments, of which I was chairman. His colleagues were S. J. May, Maria W. Chapman, E. Quincy, William Bassett, Abby Kelley, Peleg Clark, H. C. Wright, and James P. Boyce. I first wrote the Constitution, radical in all things, and presented Lib. 8.154. it without delay. It created much discussion, which lasted during the evening, but was adopted by a decisive majority. 28 to 15. The length of the session had compelled many members to return home (Lib. 8.171). Yesterday forenoon was occupied in the consideration and Sept. 20, 1838. adoption of sundry important resolutions; One being against the movement to com