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2 Ashurst was a particular friend of the Italian patriots of the revolutionary era. ‘I spent a part of a day last summer at his house at Muswell Hill,’ wrote Elizabeth Pease to Mr. Garrison on July 9, 1852, ‘which brought vividly before me the happy evening we passed there in 1840 [cf. ante, 2: 377, 390]. I had the treat of meeting Mazzini—a truly great man as he appears in his present position, and I cannot but entertain the hope that he would stand the test of a visit to America, though Kossuth has proved so fearfully recreant to principle’ (Ms. and Lib. 22: ). See the pointing of this contrast after Kossuth's return to England in Lib. 24: 113, 125, 126.
8 ‘A book of horrors, the perusal of which would have congealed the blood of Kossuth if he had been a true man’ (W. L. Garrison in Lib. 22.6). The full title of this work, compiled by Theodore D. Weld, was American slavery as it is: testimony of a thousand witnesses. . . . New York: Am. A. S. Society, 1839. This and the Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin are the two great manuals of authentic information concerning the atrocities of American slavery.
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