e subscription list of the Liberator, with a prospect of enlarging the paper with the new volume; on the sale of three editions of his Address to the people of color in two months; and on a thousand evidences of the effect of his writings, his public discourse and his daily conversation on the friends and the foes of human freedom.
His office was a rendezvous to which came men of all grades and professions—fellow-editors like David Lee Child,
Massachusetts Journal and Tribune, Boston; John G. Whittier,
New-England Weekly Review, Hartford, as George D. Prentice's successor; William J. Snelling,
The Amateur, Boston; Moses Thacher,
The Boston Telegraph; and Oliver Johnson;
The Christian Soldier, Boston, printed on the Liberator press.
These editors, again, were lawyers, ministers, and litterateurs. Oliver Johnson, who was four years younger than Mr. Garrison, was a native of Peacham, Vt., of Massachusetts parentage.
He became an apprentice in the office of the Vermont Watchm
the efforts of the New-England Anti-Slavery Society, or any Anti-Slavery Society in the world.
Wishing you, therefore, all success, and entreating you to tell your countrymen, on your return, that we in England are all for the Anti-Slavery, not for the Colonization people, I am, my dear sir, with real esteem,
Yours respectfully, T. F. Buxton.
Mr. Garrison was then introduced by George Thompson, and began a long address in the following terms:
I have, my dear Garrison, writes J. G. Whittier from Haverhill, Nov. 10, 1833 (Ms.), just finished reading thy speech at the Exeter Hall meeting.
It is full of high and manly truth—terrible in its rebuke, but full of justice.
The opening, as a specimen of beautiful composition, I have rarely seen excelled.
Mr. Chairman—It is long since I sacrificed all my national,
Lib. 3.178. complexional and local prejudices upon the altar of Christian love, and, breaking down the narrow boundaries of a selfish patriotism, inscribed upon