behind orator and editor, of the goad of the Abolitionist.
In the troubled waters of controversy his was ever the stirring power.
He was not a fly on the wheel, but steam in the engine.
And we can call the best of all witnesses in confirmation of this fact.
, a few days before his assassination, when congratulated by Mr. Chamberlain
, afterwards governor of South Carolina
, upon having freed the slaves, answered, “I have been only an instrument.
The logic and moral power of Garrison
and the anti-slavery people of the country, and the army, have done all.”