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‘ [192] proper,’ added Lundy in a postscript, ‘and give any further explanations of our intentions that he may think necessary.’

On his arrival in New York, he at once called on his benefactor, Arthur Tappan, to express his gratitude for the unexpected service rendered him. ‘His appearance1 and deportment at that time,’ wrote Lewis Tappan, ‘were not likely to be forgotten. His manly form, buoyant spirit, and countenance beaming with conscious rectitude, attracted the attention of all who witnessed his introduction to Mr. Tappan.’ He proceeded without delay to Newburyport, passing through Boston on the 10th of June, and paying his respects to friendly Mr.2 Buckingham of the Courier.

W. L. Garrison to Ebenezer Dole,3 at Hallowell, Maine.

Baltimore, July 14, 1830.
4 respected and benevolent sir: At the request of my Counsel, and at the desire of my friend Lundy, I visited Boston and Newburyport a few weeks since, in order to get some essential evidence to be used in the civil action which is now pending against me in this city; and also to see whether anything could be done towards renewing, and permanently establishing, the weekly publication of the Genius. I left Baltimore without adequate means to carry me home, relying upon Providence to open a door of relief. On my arrival in New York, I was accidentally introduced to a gentleman named Samuel Leggett, who generously offered me a passage to Rhode Island, in the splendid steamboat President, he being a stockholder therein. Thus I was most unexpectedly relieved of my embarrassment, and enabled to reach my place of destination. Mr. L. said that he had read with indignation the proceedings of the court at my late trial, and was glad to have an opportunity of serving me. I gave him many thanks for his kindness.

I found the minds of the people strangely indifferent to the subject of slavery. Their prejudices were invincible,—stronger,


1 Life of A. Tappan, p. 163.

2 Boston Courier, June 11, 1830.

3 Ebenezer Dole was born in Newburyport, Mass., in 1776. he was a descendant in the fifth generation of Richard Dole, of Newbury, by his first wife. The second wife, Hannah Brocklebank, widow of Capt. Samuel Brocklebank (ante, p. 3), was an ancestor of Mr. Garrison's.

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