also, was the venerable John Kenrick
, of Newton, Mass.
, the newly elected president of the New England Anti-Slavery Society, and one of its most liberal benefactors, as well as of the Manual Labor School
He was ‘a forerunner of Abolition,’ to quote his epitaph—an early and independent opponent of slavery; publishing in 1816 at his own expense a small volume on its horrors, and circulating it in Congress and among State Legislatures.
A last word of this strong and benevolent character may fitly close the present chapter: