ian (Lib. 12: 110, 118). Stephen Symonds Foster was born at Canterbury, N. H., in 1809, and graduated at Dartmouth College in 1838.
He began his preparation for the ministry at the Union Theological Seminary, New York, but abandoned that career in favor of a reformer's. He quickly identified himself with the Non-Resistants (ante, 2: 327), and entered the field as an anti-slavery lecturer in 1840. A devoted, noble, single-eyed, pure, eloquent, John-the-Baptist character (Wendell Phillips to E. Pease, Ms. June 29, 1842). and we soon had the town in
Nov. 23, 1842. commotion.
During the [next] day, a considerable number of persons were
Nov. 24, 1842. in attendance, and the discussions assumed so exciting an aspect that, at the close of the afternoon meeting, it became apparent that we should have a riot in the evening—all in defence of the clergy and the church!
When the evening came, the hall was densely filled, partly by a highly respectable assemblage, and partly by a troop of mo
t city (Lib. 17: 158). A little later, Rochester was selected as the place of publication (Lib. 17: 178), and before the end of the year the paper was put forth (Lib. 17: 202). As had been anticipated (Ms.
Aug. 29, 1847, Wendell Phillips to Elizabeth Pease), it nearly proved the ruin of its projector, but by extraordinary exertions it was kept alive—not, however, on the platform of Garrisonian abolitionism.
The necessary support could only be secured by a change of principles in accordance widisbanding of the army and navy (no human government heresy), distribution of the public lands.
Gerrit Smith was
Lib. 17.106, 113. nominated for the Presidency.
Our old enemy, Liberty Party, wrote Wendell Phillips to
Ms. Aug. 29, 1847. Elizabeth Pease in August,
is fulfilling, oh, how exactly!
our prophecies in 1840.
I never saw predictions so accurately verified.
We said she would be obliged to adopt more than one principle (hatred to slavery) before she would increase.