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The writings of John Greenleaf Whittier, Volume 7. (ed. John Greenleaf Whittier), Zzz Missing head (search)
peace which Bayard Taylor has described in his Story of Kennett, was not to be overlooked. Abolitionist in heart and soul, his house was known as the shelter of runaway slaves, and no sportsman ever entered into the chase with such zest as he did into the arduous and sometimes dangerous work of aiding their escape and baffling their pursuers. The youngest man present was, I believe, James Miller McKim, a Presbyterian minister from Columbia, afterwards one of our most efficient workers. James Mott, E. L. Capron, Arnold Buffum, and Nathan Winslow, men well known in the anti-slavery agitation, were conspicuous members. Vermont sent down from her mountains Orson S. Murray, a man terribly in earnest, with a zeal that bordered on fanaticism, and who was none the more genial for the mob-violence to which he had been subjected. In front of me, awakening pleasant associations of the old homestead in Merrimac valley, sat my first school-teacher, Joshua Coffin, the learned and worthy antiq
e Partners, N. Y., where her future husband, James Mott, was already a teacher on the boys' side of fair punishment. Once when one of the boys, James Mott's cousin and a favorite with her, was shut ion, formed a French class. Among these were James Mott and Lucretia Coffin. Even at that early daytal trips on horseback to Ohio and New York, James Mott settled in Philadelphia. Meantime two child It was in 1815 that they became members (or James Mott did, I fear women were not allowed) of the A the call appeared and the meeting was held, James Mott in the chair. This was the famous Seneca Faginning of a movement now worldwide. It led Mrs. Mott into even greater publicity than had the hat, when one of them had an attack of cholera, Mrs. Mott writes, I sent for extra help, but with our was pursued to their door by a hooting mob. James Mott opened the door, the man dashed in, and withll street, where he successfully escaped. As Mr. Mott stood at the door a brick was thrown violentl[5 more...]
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