In New York he repeated his lectures in Broadway Hall to small but respectable audiences, Arthur
and Lewis Tappan
honoring him with their presence.
Thence he went to New Haven, and was welcomed by his friend Simeon S. Jocelyn
to the pulpit of the colored church in that city, of which, although a white man, he was the pastor.
‘I spoke to mixed audiences,’ records Mr.1 Garrison
, ‘and naturally to the hearty approval of my colored hearers.
I had a prolonged interview with Rev. Leonard Bacon, D. D.
, and an earnest discussion respecting the merits of the American Colonization Society, he being its special champion.
I was greatly impressed with his ability, and equally so with the jesuitism of his reasoning.
I lectured in a colored church, and roused up a good deal of interest in the breasts of the colored inhabitants.
In all these places converts and friends were made among the whites.’
he addressed this letter to Rev. George Shepard
, of Hallowell, Maine
, of whose church his recent benefactor, Ebenezer Dole
, was a member, and who had consulted him with reference to an offer which Mr. Dole
proposed to make, anonymously, of $50 premium for the best tract on slavery: