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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 1: re-formation and Reanimation.—1841. (search)
mon on slavery after his return from the West Indies (ante, 1: 466), but never did, and only broke silence after he had caught the glow of associated anti-slavery action (Lib. 11: 93). and especially by the Transcendental wing, who pushed individualism to its furthest limits. Finally, some nonresistants were alarmed for their consistency when Lib. 11.79. submitting to presidents, vice-presidents, and committees. In these currents of opinion Mr. Garrison did not lose his head. At the Middlesex County Anti-Slavery Society's quarterly meeting at Holliston on April 27, 1841, he drew the resolution which declared That if new Lib. 11.70. organization be in diametrical opposition to the genius of the anti-slavery enterprise, no-organization (as now advocated in certain quarters) would, in our opinion, be still more unphilosophical and pernicious in its tendencies. Yet a like resolution from his hand was staved off at the closely Lib. 11.90. following New England Convention, under the l
ne, forever departed, from the free States? Let us maintain the Constitution in letter and spirit as we received it from our fathers, and resist every attempt at the acquisition of territory to be inhabited by slaves (Hill's Memoir of Abbott Lawrence, p. 21). to a deed actually accomplished, but rebuked those of their colleagues whose conscience and Lib. 15.194. zeal outran their discretion as practical men. Meantime in Massachusetts a mass meeting for Lib. 15.146; Sept. 22, 1845. Middlesex County had been called at Concord to consider the encroachments of the Slave Power. Hardly a Liberty Party man was present, but Mr. Garrison again Lib. 15.154. endeavored to inspire his Whig political associates with his doctrine of action—to proceed as if they meant it when they declared the admission of Texas would be the dissolution of the Union: Sir, he said, I know how nearly alone we shall be. An Lib. 15.158. overwhelming majority of the whole people are prepared to endorse th