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1 At a meeting held on August 22, 1835, at Gloucester Court-house, Va., John Tyler, then a Senator of the United States, held up a copy of the A. S. Record, which had been sent him through the mail. ‘Here,’ said he. ‘is a picture upon the external covering designed to represent each of you, gentlemen. A scourge is in your hand, and three victims bound and kneeling at your feet. You are represented as demons in the shape of men; and by way of contrast here stands Arthur Tappan, Mr. Somebody Garrison, or Mr. Foreigner Thompson, patting the greasy little fellows on their cheeks, and giving them most lovely kisses. They are the exclusive philanthropists —the only lovers of the human race—the only legitimate defenders of the religion of Christ’ ( “Letters and Times of the Tylers,” 1.576).
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