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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)
cry; For all mankind from bondage shall be freed, And from the earth be chased all forms of tyranny. The retrospect from the beginning, on this thirty-fifth birthday, may well have astounded the still youthful founder of the anti-slavery movement. But passing from the romance of his own career to the events of the twelvemonth just closing, there was much to stimulate his ardor for the fray. The new gag applied by Lib. 10.6, 23, 31. Congress in January In the House, offered by Wm. Cost Johnson of Maryland, to wit: That no petition, memorial, resolution, or other paper, praying the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, or any State or Territory, or the slave trade between the States or Territories of the United States in which it now exists, shall be received by this House, or entertained in any way whatever. The vote was 114 yeas to 108 nays. The Senate followed suit (Lib. 10: 31). had stirred again in Massachusetts the spirit of resistance to tyranny, leading t