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[395] by fugitives from the United States. He walked also to the neighboring Sandwich, likewise a place of refuge from American tyranny, and ‘saw the barracks (formerly occupied by British soldiers) which, winter before last, were opened to shelter the crowd of fugitive slaves then hastening to that spot, to prevent them from perishing.’ Returning to Detroit, he addressed the colored citizens in the evening in one of their three churches, the Methodist, and was warmly received.

Adrian was revisited on account of the State Anti-Slavery Convention appointed for October 22, 23, at which a Michigan Anti-Slavery Society was founded.1 Thence began Mr. Garrison's homeward journey by way of Ohio, the kindest of hosts being found in Joshua R.2 Giddings at Jefferson. Boston was reached early in November, but home had once more to be abandoned3 before the close of this restless year. The second decade of the American Anti-Slavery Society called for4 commemoration, in Philadelphia, on December 3 and 4. Mr. Garrison presided, Samuel J. May read once more the Declaration of Sentiments of 1833. Noticeable was the number of women speakers. Not less so was the drift of the remarks towards one topic—the public estimation of the abolitionists as infidels.

On this head the following correspondence will be found instructive. Mrs. Stowe had returned in September from5 her foreign tour, during which, if she had been taken under the wing of the Glasgow female sectarian abolitionists, engaged at the very moment in advertising Mr.6 Garrison's infidelity, she had on the other hand been the guest7 of Mrs. Chapman in Paris.

Harriet Beecher Stowe to W. L. Garrison.

[Andover, Mass., November, 1853.]
8 Dear Sir: The letter you were so kind as to address to me9 on my departure for Europe, I was unable to read for some time, owing to ill health. When I could read, I had not strength to reply to it. In Switzerland, I projected the plan of a letter


1 Lib. 23.179.

2 Lib. 23.190; Nov. 3.

3 Lib. 23.182.

4 Lib. 23.170, [194], [195]; Pamphlet Proceedings Am. A. S. S. at its 2d Decade.

5 Sept. 18, 1853; Lib. 23.151.

6 Lib. 23.73.

7 Lib. 23.155.

8 Ms., no date. Cf.

9 Lib. 23.202.

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