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a family by a colored woman who was one of his slaves. In his will he bequeathed his slave family to a son by his lawful wife, with the stipulation that they should not be sold or unkindly treated. Of these things the Grimke sisters knew nothing until after the war which had freed their illegitimate relatives. Then all the facts came to their knowledge. What should they do about it? was the question that immediately confronted them. Should they-Carolina's high-souled daughters, as Whittier describes them, and not without some part in the pride of the family to which they belonged --acknowledge such a disreputable relationship? Not a day nor an hour did they hesitate. They sent for their unfortunate kins-people, accepted them as blood connections, and took upon themselves the duty of promoting their interests as far as it was in their power to do so. Although a quiet and retiring person, and, moreover, so much of an invalid that the greater part of her time was necessaril
re the discussions that arose that the meetings sometimes lasted for entire days, and conversions were not unusual. It was in one of these neighborhood gatherings that the writer first became an active Anti-Slavery worker. He had memorized one of Daniel O'Connell's philippics against American slavery, and, being given the opportunity, declaimed it with much earnestness. After that he was invited to all the meetings, and had on hand a stock of selections for delivery, his favorite being Whittier's Slave Mother's Lament over the Loss of Her Daughters: Gone, gone-sold and gone To the rice swamp dank and lone, Where the slave whip ceaseless swings, Where the noisome insect stings; Where the fever demon strews Poison with the falling dews; Where the sickly sunbeams glare Through the hot and misty air. Gone, gone-sold and gone To the rice swamp dank and lone, From Virginia's hills and waters- Woe is me my stolen daughters! It was marvelous how little damage all the mobs effecte
hen to be driven out of town. The sentence was carried out, we are told, in the presence of thousands of people of both sexes. Of the many somewhat similar instances that might here be referred to the writer will make room for only one more. A seafaring man of the name of Jonathan Walker undertook to convey in a sloop of which he was the owner seven colored fugitives to the Bahama Islands, where they would be free. Owing to an accident to his boat, he and his companions were captured. He was sentenced, among other things, to have his hand branded with the letters S. S., signifying Slave Stealer. The incident just referred to inspired one of the finest productions of Whittier's pen. Singing of that bold plowman of the wave he proceeds: Why, that hand is highest honor, Than its traces never yet Upon old memorial hatchments was A prouder blazon set; And the unborn generations, as they Tread our rocky strand, Shall tell with pride the story of Their father's branded hand.
Trans-Mississippi command by the Blairs, evidently with the expectation that he would bend to their wishes. He soon showed that he was his own master, and the trouble began. The Union people of his department were mostly with him, but the Blairs had control of the administration in Washington. As for his freedom proclamation, it was, to a certain extent, an act of insubordination, but it was right in principle and sound in policy. Its adoption by the General Government would have saved four years of contention and turmoil in Missouri, spent in upholding a tottering institution that was doomed from the first shot of the Rebellion. The President, however, for reasons elsewhere explained, did not at that time want slavery interfered with. The story of Fremont's fall is best told by Whittier in four lines: Thy error, Fremont, simply was to act A brave man's part without the statesman's tact, And, taking counsel but of common-sense, To strike at cause as well as consequence.
phia meeting, which, considering the difficulties incident to travel at that time, was a very creditable showing. One man rode six hundred miles on horseback to attend it. The following is the list of those in attendance, who became subscribers to the declaration that was promulgated: Maine David Thurston, Nathan Winslow, Joseph Southwick, James F. Otis, Isaac Winslow. New Hampshire David Campbell. Massachusetts Daniel Southmayd, Effingham C. Capron, Amos Phelps, John G. Whittier, Horace P. Wakefield, James Barbadoes, David T. Kimball, Jr., Daniel E. Jewitt, John R. Campbell, Nathaniel Southard, Arnold Buffum, William Lloyd Garrison. Rhode island John Prentice, George W. Benson. Connecticut Samuel J. May, Alpheus Kingsley, Edwin A. Stillman, Simeon Joselyn, Robert B. Hall. New York Beriah Green. Lewis Tappan, John Rankin, William Green, Jr., Abram T. Cox, William Goodell, Elizur Wright, Jr., Charles W. Denison, John Frost. New Yersey J
Massachusetts Daniel Southmayd, Effingham C. Capron, Amos Phelps, John G. Whittier, Horace P. Wakefield, James Barbadoes, David T. Kimball, Jr., Daniel E. Jewitt, John R. Campbell, Nathaniel Southard, Arnold Buffum, William Lloyd Garrison.
, 201. Thirteenth Amendment, 138; vote on, 143-144. Thompson, Edwin, 205. Thoughts on African Colonization, 129. Thurston, David, 202. Toombs, Robert, 13. Torrey, Charles Turner, 118-119. Townsend, Dr., 205. U Uncle Tom's Cabin, 61, 208. Underground railroad, 121-127; confession of John Smith, 121-127. United States in Far East, 85; Army increase of, 85; Navy increase of, 85. V Van Buren, Martin, 4; a doughface, 4; Free Soiler, 5. Van Zant case, 61. Vickers, Anson, 203. Virginia, 21. W Wade, Benjamin F., 44, 179, 205. Wakefield, Horace P., 202. Walker, Jonathan, branded, 119. Washington, Booker, 136. Watkins, Frances E., 205. Weld, Theodore W., 103, 204. Wheeling, Va., slavery traffic in, 50. Whigs, 2, 5-7, 9. White, James, 203. Whitney, Eli, 31. Whitney, Nathaniel, 205. Whitson, Thomas, 203. Whittier, John G., 202. Wilkes, 179. Winslow, Isaac, 202. Winslow, Nathan, 202. Wise, Henry A., 70. Wright, Elizur, Jr., 203. Wright, Henry C., 205.