or a disciple of Christ
‘Why,’ he asked, “should we go to a book to settle the character of war, when we could judge of it by its fruits?”
Lib. 19.3; cf. 19.6.
As the spring approached, it became more and more manifest that Mr. Garrison
's system had not recovered from the effects of his Ohio
Not only rest but treatment seemed necessary, and both inclination and counsel—H. C. Wright
's above all others'—prescribed1
for him the water-cure.
At Bensonville, near Northampton, Mass.
, the seat of the lately defunct Community of which George W. Benson
had been a leading spirit,2
and still his home, a hydropathic establishment had been instituted by David Ruggles
, a colored man of remarkable strength of character, who had lost his sight in the3
service of the ‘Underground Railroad,’—i. e
., in sheltering fugitive slaves and speeding them on their way.4
In December, 1847, Dr. Ruggles
, hearing of his relapse, had5
offered Mr. Garrison
gratuitous treatment; but not until the following July did the patient present himself.6 Edmund Quincy
, with inexhaustible self-abnegation, again granted this release to his friend by assuming the7
conduct of the Liberator
, while Francis Jackson
and Wendell8 Phillips
conspired with others to defray Garrison
's personal expenses and lighten his domestic burden.
W. L. Garrison to his Wife.