had erected for a meeting place at a cost of forty thousand dollars was fired by a mob, the fire department of that city threw water on surrounding property, but not one drop would it contribute to save the property of the Abolitionists.
Why was it that this devotion to slavery and this hostility to its opposers prevailed in the non-slaveholding States?
They had not always existed.
Indeed, there was a time, not so many years before, when slavery was generally denounced; when men like Washington and Jefferson and Henry, although themselves slave-owners, led public opinion in its condemnation.
Everybody was anticipating the day of universal emancipation, when suddenlyalmost in the twinkling of an eye — there was a change.
If it had been a weather-cock — as to a considerable extent it was, and is-public opinion could not have more quickly veered about.
Slavery became the popular idol in the North as well as in the South.
Opposition to it was not only offensive, but dangerous.
d, Gen. John M., and military control of Missouri, 163-164; charges against, 164; relieved from command, 168.
Secession, pretext for, 48.
Sewell, Samuel E., 204.
Sharp, John, Jr., 203.
Shipley, Thomas, 203.
Sigel, General, 183.
Slave-owners, mastery of, 32.
Slave power, submission to, 5; northward march, 13.
Slave production in Northern States, 31.
Slavery, destruction of, i; overthrow of, 3; in antebellum days, 20; and Biblical authority, 22; a State institution, 27; condemned by Washington, Jefferson, and Henry, 31; Northern support, 33-35, 68; spread of, 42; introduction into Territories, 43-44; practical extirpation, 138.
Sleeper, John R., 203.
Smith, Gen. A. J., 168.
Snelling, William J., 201.
Southard, Nathaniel, 202. South Carolina black horse, 192.
Southmayd, Daniel, 202.
Southwick, Joseph, 202.
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 102, 204.
Stanton, Henry Brewster, 204.
Stebbins, Giles B., 205.
Sterling, John M., 203.
Stevens, Thaddeus, 148, 177.
Stewart, Alvin, 205.
Travellers and Outlaws, 319, 418.
Tubman, Harriet, 219.
Twain, Mark, account of, 259, 260, 373, 374.
Tyndall, John, 335; Higginson hears, 324; letter from, 327.
Underwood, F. H., and Atlantic, 155; Higginson's protest to, 158.
Up the St. Mary's, 251, 409.
Vere, Aubrey de, Higginson on, 323.
Voltaire, Centenary, 340; birthplace, 341.
Walker, Brig.-Gen., and Higginson, 227, 228.
Ward, Julia, 26. See also Howe, Julia Ward.
Ware, Thornton, 17, 18.
Washington, Booker, school, 365; and northern colored people, 366.
Washington, D. C., plan for safety of, 203-05.
Wasson, David, and T. W. Higginson, 100, 101.
Webb, R. D., Higginson visits, 322.
Weiss, Rev. Mr., 267.
Weld, Samuel, Higginson teaches in school of, 41-46.
Wells, William, his school, 14, 15.
Wentworth, Sir, John, 4.
Wentworth, John, Governor of New Hampshire, 3.
Western Reserve University, confers degree on Col. Higginson, 377; Higginson lectures at, 382.