ought that it was the manner and the spirit of the abolitionists, and not the object they sought to accomplish, that so greatly excited the country, especially the Southern portion of it; and so, to set them a good example—to show them how easily they might propitiate the slaveholders while pleading for the emancipation of their slaves—he wrote his work on
Ante, 1.439, 466; 2.54, etc. slavery, the circulation of which was deemed incendiary at the South, and the publication of which caused Gen. Waddy
Cf. ante, 1.466, 467; 2.57; and Lib. 23.154. Thompson of South Carolina to exclaim, on the floor of Congress, that Dr. Channing was playing second fiddle to Garrison and Thompson.
This was an instructive experiment to
Geo. Thompson. the Doctor, and he did not fail to profit by it.
In 1853, having occasion to review the incident of his meeting with Dr. Channing at the State House (ante, 2: 96), Mr. Garrison wrote (Lib. 23: 154): When Dr. Channing took me by the hand, it was only an ac