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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abolitionists. (search)
doctrine to be quietly and benignantly discussed by slave-owners. On Jan. 1, 1831, Garrison began publishing The liberator, in Boston; the New England Anti-Slavery Society was formed Jan. 1, 1832; in 1833 Garrison visited England, and secured from Wilberforce, Zachary Macaulay, Daniel O'Connell, and other English abolitionists, a condemnation of the colonizationists. In December, 1833, the American Anti-Slavery Society was organized, in Philadelphia, by an abolition convention of which Beriah Green was president and Lewis Tappan and John G. Whittier secretaries. From this time the question became of national importance. Able and earnest men, such as Weld, May, and Phillips, journeyed through the Northern States as the agents of the National Society, founding State branches and everywhere lecturing on abolition, and were often met by mob violence. In Connecticut, in 1833, Miss Prudence Crandall, of Canterbury, opened her school for negro girls. The Legislature, by act of May 24,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Charlestown, (search)
Charlestown, A town in West Virginia, where on Dec. 2, 1859, John Brown was hung, and on the 16th, Green, Copeland, Cook, and Coppoc, and on March 16, 1860, Stephens and Hazlett. See Brown, John.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Green, Beriah 1794-1874 (search)
Green, Beriah 1794-1874 Reformer; born in New York in 1794; graduated at Middlebury College in 1819; became an independent clergyman; settled in Ohio in 1821, and became president of the Oneida Institute in 1824; was a leader in the organization of the American Anti-Slavery Society, and for some time its president. He was the author of History of the Quakers. He died in Whitestown, N. Y., May 4, 1874.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), United States of America. (search)
dentown Railroad; several killed......Oct. 8, 1833 Great display of shooting-stars......morning of Nov. 13, 1833 Twenty-third Congress, first session, convenes......Dec. 2, 1833 American Anti-slavery Society organized at Philadelphia; Beriah Green president, and John G. Whittier one of the secretaries......Dec. 6, 1833 Mr. Clay offers a resolution, Dec. 10, inquiring of the President whether a paper read to heads of departments under date of Sept. 18, 1833, relative to the deposits rtland, Or.......Oct. 29, 1859 Washington Irving dies at Tarrytown, N. Y., aged seventy-six......Nov. 28, 1859 John Brown hanged at Charleston, W. Va.......Dec. 2, 1859 Thirty-sixth Congress, first session, assembles......Dec. 5, 1859 Green, Copeland, Cook, and Coppoc, Harper's Ferry insurgents, hanged......Dec. 16, 1859 Mr. Clark, of Missouri, introduces resolution in the House that no one who has approved Helper's The impending crisis was fit to be speaker......December, 1859
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whittier, John Greenleaf 1807-1892 (search)
not one for respectability to march through Coventry with. On the following morning we repaired to the Adelphi Building, on Fifth Street, below Walnut, which had been secured for our use. Sixty-two delegates were found to be in attendance. Beriah Green, of the Oneida (N. Y.) Institute, was chosen president, a fresh-faced, sandy-haired, rather common-looking man, but who had the reputation of an able and eloquent speaker. He had already made himself known to us as a resolute and self-sacrifier another passed up to the platform, signed, and retired in silence. All felt the deep responsibility of the occasion: the shadow and forecast of a lifelong struggle rested upon every countenance. Our work as a convention was now done. President Green arose to make the concluding address. The circumstances under which it was uttered may have lent it an impressiveness not its own; but, as I now recall it, it seems to me the most powerful and eloquent speech to which I have ever listened.