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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 5: shall the Liberator lead—1839. (search)
equal if not superior to his first, and about twice as long. The Rev. James Boyle—a native of Lower Canada, born and bred a Catholic; afterwards, turned Protestant, a prominent revivalist preacher in Vermont, and in 1834 temporarily supplying the Free Church at Hartford, Conn. (being succeeded by Charles Fitch); finally, a New Haven Perfectionist in intimate relations with J. H. Noyes—addressed a letter to Mr. Garrison touching the Clerical Appeal, Sectarianism, and True Holiness, from Rome, Ohio, which was printed in the Liberator for March 23, 1838 (8: 45). It was a very intense and able production—one of the most powerful epistles ever written by man, it seemed to the recipient (Lib. 8.47), who published it again in pamphlet form, with a preface and his poem Christian Rest—and well calculated to inflame the hostility of the clergy to Mr. Garrison. For example: The American slaveholder has thrown around him a rampart of spongy priests who, like bales of cotton, extract the mome