Negroes could be deported to Hayti or Liberia
, but which in reality was only effective in removing freedmen whose efforts on behalf of their brethren in bonds were feared by the slave-holders, and the latter were by no means unfriendly to this movement.
exposed the plan thoroughly in a pamphlet published in 1832, and a twelvemonth later, on a special mission to England
, he won over the principal Abolitionists there to immediatism as opposed to colonization, including the venerable Wilberforce
Six years afterwards, on another visit to Great Britain
, he had the satisfaction of securing the adhesion of Clarkson
, who hitherto had been induced by misrepresentation to support the colonizationists.
it soon became clear, owing to Garrison
's exposure of it, that colonization meant the indefinite continuance of slavery.
Among the humors of his first stay in London
was a dinnerparty at which his host on receiving him and hearing his name lifted up his hands and exclaimed, “Why, my dear sir, I thought that you were a black man, and I have consequently invited this company of ladies and gentlemen to be present to welcome Mr. Garrison
, the black advocate of emancipation from America
He had in fact supposed that no white American could plead for the slave as he had done in the Liberator