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3 Ibid., pp. 206-209.
4 Ibid., p. 25.
5 Ibid., p. 25.
6 Ibid., p. 25.
7 William Goodell (born in Coventry, N. Y., Oct. 25, 1792, died in Janesville, Wisconsin, Feb. 14, 1878) was a lineal descendant of Robert Goodell, one of the earliest settlers of Danvers, Massachusetts (1634). Disappointed in his hope of a collegiate education, he early entered business life at Providence, R. I., and subsequently, at the age of 24, made a long voyage to the East Indies, China, and Europe, as supercargo. After his return he was merchant and book-keeper successively at Providence, Alexandria, Va., and New York, until, in 1827, he established the Investigator at Providence, ‘devoted to moral and political discussion, and reformation in general, including temperance and anti-slavery.’ He had denounced the Missouri Compromise at the time of its adoption, and was earnestly opposed to slavery, but at the period of Lundy's visit the temperance question was the more absorbing one with him. His subsequent labors in the anti-slavery cause will be frequently alluded to in these pages. He was the author of several works, the most important of which were “Views of American Constitutional law” (1844), “The democracy of Christianity” (1851), “Slavery and Anti-slavery” (1852), and “The American slave Code” (1853). He was an able writer and close reasoner, though diffuse in style. In his religious views he was rigidly Clavinistic. (See “Memorial of William Goodell,” Chicago, 1879.)
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