, died, and Lundy
was urged to go thither, unite the two journals, and print them himself from the materials of The Emancipator
. He consented, and made the journey of eight hundred miles, onehalf on foot and the rest by water.
, he learned the art of printing, and was soon issuing a weekly newspaper beside The Genius
, and a monthly agricultural work.
He removed his family a few months later, and East Tennessee
was thenceforward his home for nearly three years, during which The Genius of Universal Emancipation
was the only distinctively and exclusively anti-Slavery periodical issued in the United States
, constantly increasing in circulation and influence.
And, though often threatened with personal assault, and once shut up in a private room with two ruffians, who undertook to bully him into some concession by a flourish of deadly weapons, lie was at no time subjected to mob violence or legal prosecution.
In the winter of 1823-4, the first American Convention for the Abolition of Slavery was held in Philadelphia
; and Lundy
made the journey of six hundred miles and back on purpose to attend it. During his tour, he decided on transferring his establishment to Baltimore
; and, in the summer of 1824, knapsack on shoulder, he set out on foot for that city.
On the way, he delivered, at Deep Creek, North Carolina
, his first public address against Slavery.
He spoke in a beautiful grove, near the Friends' meeting-house at that place, directly after divine worship; and the audience were so well satisfied that they invited him to speak again, in their place of worship.
Before this second meeting adjourned, an anti-Slavery society was formed; and he proceeded to hold fifteen or twenty similar meetings at other places within that State.
In one instance, he spoke at a house-raising; in another, at a militia muster.
Here an anti-Slavery society of fourteen members was thereupon formed, with the captain of the militia company for its President
One of his meetings was held at Raleigh
, the capital.
Before he had left the State
, lie had organized twelve or fourteen Abolition Societies.
He continued his journey through Virginia
, holding several meetings, and organizing societies — of course, not very numerous, nor composed of the most influential persons.
It is probable that his Quaker
brethren supplied him with introductions from place to place, and that his meetings were held at the points where violent opposition was least likely to be offered.
He reached Baltimore
about the 1st of October, and issued on the 10th No. 1 of Volume IV.
of the “Genius,” which continued to be well supported, though receiving little encouragement from Baltimore
A year afterward, it began to be issued.
visited Hayti in the latter part of 1825, in order to make arrangements there for, the reception of a number of slaves, whose masters.
were willing to emancipate them on condition of their removal from the country — in fact, were not allowed, by the laws of their respective States, to free them otherwise.
Being detained longer than he had expected, he was met, on his return to Baltimore
, with tidings of the death of his wife, after giving birth to twins, and.