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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)
er 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 activitying thus placed another weapon in the hands of his enemies, Mr. Garrison returned to Boston and his editorial chair, and began by paying his respects to the Rev. James T. Woodbury and the second Clerical Appeal, reproduced in full in the Liberator of September 1. The Lib. 7.143. former's letter he pronounced a clerical curiosity, backing this up, but still more grave and general in its charges, is issued at Andover, signed by thirty-nine professed friends. Then follows a letter from J. T. Woodbury, one of the seventy agents. All these are copied exultingly into various religious and political pro-slavery newspapers, and our enemies are rejoicing in the
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 5: shall the Liberator lead—1839. (search)
the old idea that you Lib. 9.31. and your paper are abolition incarnate, so that no man can dislike or reject either without disliking and rejecting abolition. There was a familiar echo, in this tenor, of the coarse abusiveness of the Rev. James T. Woodbury on behalf Ante, p. 142. of the Appeal. It was distinctively a clerical facon de parler, in which the haughtiness of the cloth was unmistakable. We meet with it constantly in the discussion which raged during the ensuing months. The departed from its old principles (Lib. 9: 34). He was now recommending the Abolitionist because, as he said, in his dainty way, he preferred having the hairs served up in one plate, the butter in another. These worthies were assisted by the Rev. J. T. Woodbury, who charged Mr. Garrison, among other dreadful things, with being a Thomsonian—--a very good reason, thought the latter, why a new anti-slavery paper should be started in this commonwealth (Lib. 9: 27). I suppose they will be appointed
ewed by L. Tappan, 163, censured in report by G., 209, approved by Woodbury, 141-143, by Torrey, 266, by Lundy, 322. Cleveland National A. in Clerical Appeal, 137, 156, 158, reply, 138, 154; attacked by J. T. Woodbury, 141, reply, 154; upheld by Board and by A. S. societies, 157, rs, M. Stuart, M. Thacher, C. T. Torrey, J. H. Towne, J. Tracy, J. T. Woodbury. Osborn, Charles [b. N. C. Aug. 21, 1775; d. Clear Lake, Por5. Selden, John, 2.110. Seventy Agents, meeting, 2.114-117, James T. Woodbury one, 167. Sever, James W., witnesses Boston mob, 2.22, 26.Gulliver, 158; publishes Clerical Appeal, 136, 137, letter from J. T. Woodbury, 141, 152, calls for orthodox A. S. organization, 173, accuses ly repugnance to female petitions to Congress, 1.157. Woodbury, James Trask, Rev. [b. Francestown, N. H., May 9, 1803; d. Milford, Mass., om E. Wright, 168; accuses G. of Thomsonianism, 281. Brother of Woodbury, Levi [1789-18511, identity mistaken, 1.517; Secretary of Treasury