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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 8: the Chardon-Street Convention.—1840. (search)
ev. J. V. Himes, pastor of the Chapel, Lib. 10.190. proposed that the Convention adopt the Old and the New Testaments as the only authentic record of faith and duty—in other words, that Bible proofs should alone be in order. This was discussed by Alcott, May, Garrison, the Rev. Luther Lee, the Rev. N. Colver, the Rev. John Pierpont, the Rev. Samuel Osgood, the Rev. Theodore Parker, and others, and did not prevail with the meeting. Garrison, nevertheless, emphatically Jas. Cannings Fuller, Feb. 20, 1841, to E. Pease (private circular). remarked, more than once, that he did not see how those who rejected the Scriptures as of divine authority, could properly take part in the discussion; for what did we know in regard to the Sabbath except from the Bible? At the opening of the Convention, and on various occasions during the discussion, to use his Lib. 11.19. own words, I expressly declared that I stood upon the Bible, and the Bible alone, in regard to my views of the Sabbath, the Ch