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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4 10 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 4, Chapter 7: the National Testimonial.—1866. (search)
the year was the birth June 14. at Rockledge of their first grandchild, whose advent gave Agnes Garrison. them unspeakable delight, and whom Mr. Garrison never wearied of carrying in his arms, lullMr. Garrison never wearied of carrying in his arms, lulling to sleep, or entertaining with song or piano. He refused to sign a petition, presented by George Shea of New York, for Jefferson Davis's release from Fortress Monroe, and had no disposition to ermanently crippled, and his children not yet in a position to relieve him of pecuniary care, Mr. Garrison naturally contemplated his rapidly melting resources with much anxiety, unaware that a moveme and formed themselves into a Committee for the purpose of raising a national testimonial to Mr. Garrison, in grateful and honorable recognition of his part in bringing about the great consummation oChicago. The press also cordially endorsed the movement, which was so quietly initiated that Mr. Garrison knew nothing of it for several weeks, and was taken utterly by surprise when it was announced