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[392] hence the boasted “Rights of man,” about which we hear so much, are simply the “Rights of Woman,” of which we hear so little; or, in other words, they are the Rights of Humanity, neither affected by, nor dependent upon, sex or condition.

Adrian, Michigan, was reached on October 8.

W. L. Garrison to his Wife.

Adrian, October 10, 1853.
1 At the depot here, I found waiting for us2 with his team Thomas Chandler, the brother of the lamented Elizabeth M.3 Chandler, who took us to his home, about five miles from this city. . . . I was received with all the cordiality of Western hospitality.

Yesterday (Sunday), we had two meetings in a commodious4 hall capable of holding nearly a thousand persons. It was crowded most densely, and many could find no entrance. Over the platform was placed the name of ‘Garrison,’ in well-executed letters in evergreen, surrounded with a wreath. On one side of the room were inscribed the words, ‘I am an abolitionist,’ in a similar manner, and on the other side, ‘Our country is the world—our countrymen are all mankind.’ I forgot to add in its place that, under my name, were two hands clasped together, one white, the other black. . . . I spoke at considerable length at both meetings, and was listened to with the most profound attention; and my remarks seemed to be generally well received. It is impossible to say anything new here on the subject of slavery, as they have had all our able lecturers in superabundance. It is almost like ‘carrying coals to Newcastle,’ and I felt it to be so.

I was agreeably surprised, while speaking in the afternoon, to see Sallie Holley5 come into the meeting, with her travelling

1 Ms.; Lib. 23.190.

2 Viz., W. L. G., and Marius R. Robinson, editor of the Anti-Slavery Bugle (Lib. 23: 190).

3 Ante, 1.145.

4 Oct. 9.

5 Daughter of Myron Holley, for some two years past a very acceptable anti-slavery lecturer.

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