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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 3: the Clerical appeal.—1837. (search)
ions; over resolutions prescribing the conditions of church membership; over public lectures by females, albeit Quakers; over certain discourses to children—meaning those by Henry C. Wright, the children's agent, etc. These vague complaints would be made clearer presently. The Spectator next printed a letter received by Messrs. Fitch and Towne, while waiting for just such indications of clerical and sectarian sentiment to warrant their second proceeding. The Rev. James T. Woodbury, of Acton, Mass. Brother of Levi Woodbury, the then Secretary of the Treasury, whose political standing being compromised by the clergyman's activity some took to be the cause of the latter's change of front (Lib. 7: 175). Prior to this change he had been conspicuously severe upon the pro-slavery clergy (Lib. 8.10). (who, as amusingly happened, had been prominent in making the statements prejudicial to Lib. 7.81. the American Board—namely, proving that it held slaves at the South—which so shocked the <