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[11] the Free Press. Garrison at once recognized their merit and published them. He drove over to Haverhill to see the author and found him working in the fields barefoot. It was this encouragement that confirmed Whittier in his career and induced him to seek further education. As Garrison's venture at home was not sufficiently successful, he removed to Boston. Two years later he is editor of the first total abstinence paper ever published, the National Philanthropist, and in its columns he also declares his opposition to war.

The year 1828 was the turning point of Garrison's life, and his conversion to the cause of the slave was the work of a Quaker who had already devoted thirteen years of his life to that object. Benjamin Lundy had given up a profitable business at a great sacrifice to edit an anti-slavery newspaper and urge the formation of anti-slavery societies. He was now the editor of the Genius of Universal Emancipation, which he conducted at Baltimore, and in which he advocated gradual Abolition and the colonization of freedmen in Hayti. He traveled all over the country on foot in the prosecution of his designs, walking in this way thousands of miles. Visiting Boston in 1828, he happened to board at the house in which Garrison was living, and the latter was much impressed by the spirit of the missionary.

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