to his journal and lecturing on slavery, he could not issue his paper regularly at any one point.
In some instances he carried the head-rules, column-rules, and subscription-book of his journal with him, and when he came to a town where he found a printing-press
he would stop long enough to print and mail a number of his periodical.
He traveled for the most part on foot, carrying a heavy pack.
In ten years in that way he covered twenty-five thousand miles, five thousand on foot.
He decided to invade the enemy's country by going where slavery was. He went to Tennessee
, making the journey of eight hundred miles, one half by water, and one half on foot.
That was, of course, before the day of railroads.
He continued to issue his paper, although often threatened with personal violence.
Once two bullies locked him in a room and, with revolvers in hand, tried to frighten him into a promise to discontinue his work.
He did not frighten to any extent.
Seeking what seemed to be the most inviting field for his operations, he decided to move his establishment to Baltimore
, going most of the way on foot and lecturing as he went whenever he could find an audience.
His residence in Baltimore
came near proving fatal.
A slave-trader, whom he had offended, attacked and brutally beat him on the street.
The consolation he got from the court that tried the ruffian, who was “honorably discharged,” was that he (Lundy
) had got “nothing more than he deserved.”
Soon afterwards his printing material and other property was burned by a mob.