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[176] Belfast to Drogheda was through a district already showing the effects of the incipient famine, and Mr. Garrison was melted to tears by the frequent sight of human wretchedness and suffering along the road. Arrived in Dublin on October 5, he rejoined Henry C. Wright at the home of the Webbs, who could ill reconcile themselves to his limited stay in Ireland. Only one public meeting could be arranged, but his review of the Evangelical1 Alliance raised a salutary storm in the Pharisaism of Dublin.2

Thompson and Douglass greeted him on October 10 in Liverpool, and took him directly to Wrexham, in Wales,3 to meet an engagement at the Town Hall, which was packed till midnight. At the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, on October 12, a glorious gathering of four thousand people next awaited him. A short respite permitted him to visit Elizabeth Pease in Darlington,4 and gratified him with the personal assurance of her improving health. At Newcastle, on October 16, the5 Mayor presided at a meeting which effaced the impression made at Paisley, and this was succeeded by a public6 breakfast. Liverpool was again reached (by way of Darlington), and, with no thanks to the philanthropists7 of the great port, a meeting at Concert Hall went off famously, with Thompson in the chair as President of the League.

Scotland was again royally scoured, in parts already gone over (with a superlative occasion at Glasgow in the8 City Hall, lasting five hours on October 28), and also at Kirkcaldy, Perth, and Aberdeen. But the most9 interesting incident of all was the presentation to Mr. Garrison, on October 21 (the anniversary of the Boston mob), of10

1 Ms. Oct. 13, 1846, R. D. Webb to W. L. G.

2 It was during this visit to Dublin that Mr. Garrison sat for the daguerreotype which furnished the frontispiece of the present volume. A son of Mr. Webb's accompanied him. ‘While we waited at the artist's we looked out of the window. It was a stormy day. The wind blew off a man's hat, and he had a stiff race after it, and I remember the shock to my feelings that such a great and good man as your father should remark, that he always enjoyed seeing a man running after his hat!’ (Ms. June 19, 1883, Alfred Webb to F. J. G.)

3 Lib. 17.11.

4 Oct. 14, 1846.

5 Lib. 16.187.

6 Ante, p. 175.

7 Lib. 16.187; Ms. Oct. 24, 1846, W. L. G. to R. D. Webb.

8 Ms. Oct. 29, W. L. G. to Webb.

9 Oct. 22, 24, 26.

10 Lib. 16.205; Edinburgh Chronicle, Oct. 24.

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