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[84] great manufacturing centre. Mr. Garrison's delight in the natural scenery of the Connecticut Valley was shared for a week in August by N. P. Rogers, with whom he1 drove in a gig on both sides of the river from Greenfield to Springfield. Shortly afterwards an accident occurred which sadly marred the pleasure of the sojourn at the Community. In watering his horse at a wayside brook, Mr. Garrison, by some maladroitness, upset his wife, with2 her three-year-old boy in her arms, and her aged mother, who all narrowly escaped drowning.3 Mrs. Garrison's right arm was dislocated at the elbow, but was maltreated by an ignorant doctor as if broken, so that weeks of suffering ensued till the limb could be set. This was made the occasion of special visits to Dr. Stephen Sweet,4 the famous bone-setter, at Franklin, Conn., who succeeded in the difficult operation, though a subsequent dislocation of the same joint was carried through life. By the end of October the family had returned to Boston, occupying a new house on Pine Street, with Oliver Johnson and his5 wife as welcome co-tenants.

The Liberator, all this time, had been supplied editorially by several friends—by Quincy and Mrs. Chapman above all—with no loss to the readers of the paper. Mr. Garrison's physical condition and various distractions during the past two years had confirmed his native habit of procrastination, and laid him open to friendly criticism:

Edmund Quincy to W. L. Garrison.

Dedham, November 6, 1843.
6 I have sent in to you my concluding article on Leavitt,7 which8 I hope will meet with your gracious approbation. This, I9 presume, will terminate my editorial labors for the present, and I


1 Lib. 13.131, 146; Ms. Aug. 12, 1843, Rogers to F. Jackson.

2 Lib. 13.135, 154.

3Anne Weston says: “It was Garrison's vain attempt to show how well he could drive. It may be well enough to talk about ‘every man his own priest,’ but ‘every man his own driver’ is another thing” ’ (Ms. Aug. 24, 1843, W. Phillips to E. Pease).

4 Lib. 13.171.

5 No. 13.

6 Ms.

7 See the whole series of articles, discussing anew the embezzlement of the Emancipator, in which Quincy had the help of D. L. Child, and compelled notice at the hands of Leavitt, Torrey, Elizur Wright, and Lewis Tappan (Lib. 13: 165, 169, 170, 171, 174, 179, 185, 201). The Whig papers eagerly copied the attacks on their Liberty Party opponents, who all in turn had a hearing in the Liberator, though Quincy's arraignments were carefully excluded from the Emancipator (Ms. Nov. 27, 1843, Quincy to R. D. Webb).

8 Lib. 13.179.

9 Joshua Leavitt.

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