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“ [418] Colored People to Education Vindicated” ; Prof. Elizur Wright, Jr.'s, “Sin of slavery and its remedy” ; Whittier's “Justice and expediency” ;1 and, above all, Mrs. Lydia Maria Child's startling Appeal in favor of that class of Americans called Africans—were the more potent of the new crop of writings betokening the vigor of Mr. Garrison's propagandism. If Whittier forfeited his political career by his adherence to ‘Justice,’ Mrs. Child sacrificed without regret in the same cause her popularity as a writer, and invited social indignities that now appear incredible.2 To be sure, she thought it honorable to Mr. Garrison to mention that he was ‘the first person3 who dared to edit a newspaper in which slavery was spoken of as altogether wicked and inexcusable’—the first person, she explains, by way of drawing a distinction between him and Lundy, ‘that boldly attacked. slavery as a sin, and colonization as its twin sister.’ To this double offence she added that of apologizing for Mr. Garrison's want of moderation, and his ‘tendency to use wholesale and unqualified expressions,’ and declaring him to be ‘a disinterested, intelligent, and remarkably pure-minded man.’4

The losses of the year were personal. Greatly deplored was the untimely death of the Rev. Charles B. Storrs, President of Western Reserve College, the focus of the antislavery revival at the West, his last act being an attempt to sign the declaration for Phelps's “Lectures.” Lamented,

1 Arthur Tappan paid for an edition of 5000 copies of this convincing work ( “Life,” p. 165).

2 For example, the privileges of the Boston Athenaeum library were withdrawn from her, the first use she had made of them being to take out books for the purpose of composing her “Appeal” ( “Letters of L. M. Child,” p. 195).

3 Appeal, ed. 1833. p. 224.

4 ‘I remember very distinctly the first time I ever saw Garrison,’ wrote Mrs. Child in 1879. ‘I little thought, then that the whole pattern of my life-web would be changed by that introduction. I was then all absorbed in poetry and painting, soaring aloft on Psyche-wings into the ethereal regions of mysticism. He got hold of the strings of my conscience and pulled me into reform. It is of no use to imagine what might have been if I had never met him. Old dreams vanished, old associates departed, and all things became new’ ( “Letters of L. M. Child.” p. 255).

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