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[120] energy in circulating the petitions to Congress, that his baptism in the faith was complete, and he resolved to invite him to come to Baltimore and assist him in the publication of the Genius. So, taking his staff in hand, he walked all the way from Baltimore to Bennington, to lay his plans before Mr. Garrison.1 He proposed that the Genius should be enlarged and changed from a monthly to a weekly paper, and that the younger partner should be the resident editor, and conduct the paper while he (Lundy) travelled through the country to obtain subscribers for it. The appeal was successful, and Garrison, accepting the call with all the solemnity with which Lundy urged it upon him, agreed to leave Bennington at the expiration of his engagement and prepare himself for the new enterprise.

Among his last editorials in the Journal were two vigorous articles in review of the correspondence which had just taken place between President Adams and 2 certain prominent Federalists of Boston, relative to the imputed disposition of their party leaders to favor the separation of New England from the rest of the Union during the years 1808-1814; the correspondence being copied in full in the Journal. The articles are noteworthy only as showing that his interest in the old feuds of the Federal party had by no means died out, for he now warmly sustained the cause of the Boston gentlemen against the more or less well-founded accusations of the retiring President.

The number for March 27, 1829, completed the sixth month of the Journal, and the editor's ‘Valediction’ appeared in it without previous note or intimation of any kind as to his intended retirement. We give it in full:

1 The precise date of Lundy's visit to Bennington cannot be determined, nor is it of consequence; but that given in Lundy's Life (November, 1828) is clearly wrong, and the volume is generally untrustworthy as to dates. So far as can be judged from Lundy's letters in the Journal of the Times, and from other evidence, the visit was probably made early in 1829. The publication of the Genius was suspended, with the issue of January 3, 1829, for eight months.

2 Morse's Life of J. Q. Adams, pp. 217-220.

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