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Colver was efficiently seconded by Torrey, temporarily1 conducting the Massachusetts Abolitionist, who brought the most cruel accusations against Collins's integrity and manhood; and by Phelps, who dressed up Mrs. Chapman's report of his own remarks at the Chardon-Street Convention, and gave his personal coloring to what was said by others—all to prove the Convention's infidel character and Mr. Garrison's complicity. This he first ventilated in the New England Christian Advocate,2 and3 then despatched abroad through the sectarian channels controlled by the London Committee. Mr. Garrison's reply was prompt, and warmed with a natural4 indignation, for to the charge of infidelity were added fresh insinuations of ‘no marriage’ doctrines, calculated to5 horrify still more the English mind. In fact, Phelps's6 ‘priestly candor and magnanimity’ proved more injurious than Colver's and Torrey's combined defamation, and caused great temporary damage abroad.

Colver's effrontery was equal to a reaffirmation of his falsehoods on the platform of the Massachusetts 7 Anti-Slavery Society at its ninth annual meeting, where they had come up for emphatic condemnation.

Edmund Quincy to J. A. Collins, in England.

Dedham, Jan. 30, 1841.
8 The annual meeting is just over, and went off in the best9 possible manner. . . .

The morning of the first day (Wednesday, 27th) was taken up by Garrison's report,10 which, for a marvel, was finished and printed (!) before the meeting. . . .

In the afternoon (Thursday) we passed a severe resolution on Colver's letters to the London Committee-he being present. Bradburn was down upon him in his usual tomahawk and11 scalping-knife style. Colver then made a most demoniacal speech, saying but little on the subject-matter, but wandering over the

1 Lib. 11.11; Ms. Mar. 2, 1841, J. A. Collins to W. L. G. Lib. 11.23, 55, 79; 14: 31; Ms. Feb. 1, 1841, J. W. Alden to London Committee.

2 Edited in Lowell, Mass., by the Rev. Luther Lee.

3 Lib. 11.79.

4 Lib. 11.43.

5 Ante, 2.289.

6 Mss. Apr. 3, 1841, J. A. Collins to W. L. G., May 2, 1841, E. Pease to Collins.

7 Lib. 11.22, 23, 26.

8 Ms.

9 Lib. 11.22.

10 This document, to be found in the regular series of reports, is an elaborate review of the origin of the Mass. Abolition Society and the schism in the American Society, with a brief glance at the Third Party.

11 Geo. Bradburn.

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