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have been slaveholders, and those who habitually sympathize with slaveholders, to frame laws and regulations for liberated slaves.
As well might wolves be trusted to guard a sheepfold.
We thank God, friend Phillips, that you are preserved and strengthened to be a wakeful sentinel on the watch-tower, ever ready to warn a drowsy nation against selfish, timid politicians, and dawdling legislators, who manifest no trust either in God or the people.
Yours faithfully, David L. Child, L. Maria Child.
This is all of Mrs. Child's biography that can now be written; and it is far more than her sensitive nature — shrinking from publicity even when she brings it on herself — would approve.
She is one of those prominent instances in our literature, of persons born for the pursuits of pure intellect, whose intellects were yet balanced by their hearts, and both absorbed in the great moral agitations of the age. My natural inclinations, she once wrote to me, drew me much more strongly t