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[159] Edward Miall, was also approached. Dr. Bowring received him, with his old genuine cordiality, at breakfast1 with Thompson and Douglass. Ashurst welcomed him2 anew to Muswell Hill, and there made him acquainted3 with W. J. Fox, the eminent Unitarian preacher, and4 with the exiled Mazzini. He came to know and to esteem5William Lovett and Henry Vincent, the leaders of the6 moral-suasion Chartists [‘as opposed to the violent course of Feargus O'Connor’]—the friends of temperance, peace,7 universal brotherhood. They are true men,’ vouched Mr. Garrison, “who will stand by us to the last—men who have been cast into prison in this country, and confined therein (the former one year, the latter twenty months), for pleading the cause of the starving operatives in this country, and contending for universal suffrage. Such men I honor and revere.” At Newport, Wales, 1839-40.8

On the 10th of August, everything was in readiness for the formation of an Anti-Slavery League, to cooperate with the American Anti-Slavery Society. This took9 place at the Crown and Anchor Tavern. The preamble of union expressly indicated its transatlantic affiliation and was followed by these articles:

1. That slaveholding is, under all circumstances, a sin of10 the deepest dye, and ought immediately to be abandoned.

2. That the members of this League shall consist of all persons

1 Ante, 2.378.

2 Lib. 16.146.

3 Ante, 2.377.

4 Lib. 16:[155].

5 Lib. 18.61.

6 Lib. 16:[155].

7 Lib. 16.146.

8 Lovett, in his Life and struggles (London, 1876), speaking of his new American acquaintances in 1846, says, p. 321: ‘During our friends' visit, I recall to memory a very delightful evening spent with them and other friends, at the house of Mr. J. H. Parry [Lib. 17: 51]. On that occasion we had not only a very interesting account of the anti-slavery movement and its prominent advocates in America, but our friend Douglass, who had a fine voice, sang a number of negro melodies, Mr. Garrison sang several anti-slavery pieces, and our grave friend, H. C. Wright, sang an old Indian war song. Other friends contributed to the amusement of the evening, and among them our friend Vincent sang “The Marseillaise.” ’ At Henry Vincent's home at Stoke Newington, Mr. Garrison spent a memorable day in company with Wright, Douglass, and James Haughton of Dublin—one of the staunchest and most influential Irish abolitionists (Lib. 16: 146).

9 Lib. 16.146.

10 Lib. 16:[150].

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