fact, it denounced them.
The new movement came bursting up like a subterranean torrent.
I have no doubt that Garrison
and his mission were somehow fundamentally connected with the labors of the Anti-slavery men who kept the name of mercy alive between 1776 and 1820.
Yet these old agencies were upheaved from beneath.
Abolition appeared at the North
and overslaughed them; the Slave Power
developed new heat at the South
and burned out the roots of them.
Any single anecdote of those times will be apt to illustrate both sides of the question, i. e., the new vulture quality of slavery at the South
, and the new bulldog quality of Abolition at the North
For instance, when the Southern
statesmen recognized the existence of Abolition, they began passing laws against the introduction of Abolition literature into the South
, and they began to correspond with Northern statesmen and officials with the aim of suppressing Garrison
The Legislature of Georgia, in 1831, offered a reward of $5000 for the arrest and conviction of Garrison
under the laws of Georgia
The Southern press went into paroxysms of clamorous rage.
On the other hand, Garrison