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.
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
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.
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
Harriet Beecher Stowe to W. L. Garrison.