the Anti-slavery ranks.
seems to have been assailed by such multitudinous revelations from on high that he was obliged to publish one dispensation in order to clear the wires for the next.
There is one of these manifestoes which reveals the impromptu character of them all. “Despite its length,” say the biographers, “the greater part of this important document must be given here.”
There follow several pages of fine print, concerning the causes uppermost in Garrison
's mind, which evidently had filled up all the space in the Liberator
, or used up all the ink in the office; and yet it appears at the close, that Garrison
has forgotten to say anything about woman's rights.
And so he calls out, like a man upon a departing stage-coach: “As our object is universal emancipation
, to redeem women as well as men from a servile to an equal condition — we shall go for the Rights of women to their utmost extent.”
In those days societies were founded for everything.
No one ever paused to consider what things could or could not be accomplished through organization, nor how far the sayings of Christ
were parts of one another, nor whether at the bottom of all these questions there lay some truth