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hed for his munificent philanthropy, and in Providence he met William Goodell, who was then
Ibid., p. 25. publishing a paper called the Investigator. I endeavored
Ibid., p. 25. to arouse him, records Lundy, but he was at that time slow of speech on my subject—a slowness for which he afterwards amply atoned.
William Goodell (born in Coventry, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1792, died in Janesville, Wisconsin, Feb. 14, 1878) was a lineal descendant of Robert Goodell, one of the earliest settlers of Danvers, Massachusetts (1634). Disappointed in his hope of a collegiate education, he early entered business life at Providence, R. I., and subsequently, at the age of 24, made a long voyage to the East Indies, China, and Europe, as supercargo.
After his return he was merchant and book-keeper successively at Providence, Alexandria, Va., and New York, until, in 1827, he established the Investigator at Providence, devoted to moral and political discussion, and reformation in general, including tempe