And thus placating Georgia
, he earned the torchlight procession afterwards tendered him in Augusta
The Apostle had not performed his last act of servility in this direction when he arrived in Washington
in December and (even on the very day he was dining at the2 White House
) a motion to invite him to a seat on the floor of the Senate was offered by a Northern member.
exposure and the luckless Address were alleged against the proposed courtesy by an Alabamian3
‘fire-eater’; but Clay
nimbly came to the rescue, repaying the compliments received in New York, and offsetting the Address with Father Mathew
's holding aloof from the abolitionists.
was implacable, saying he would exclude all abolitionists, foreign and domestic, from the chamber.
John P. Hale
proposed to vote for the resolution, but should be opposed to it as a sanction of the Apostle
's course on the subject of slavery.
, of Maryland
, thought the precedent a4
bad one: to-day it was Clay
's ‘Irish patriot,’ to-morrow it might be the Hungarian Kossuth
So the debate was prolonged, with much heat evolved; but the Southern Senators
and their doughface allies were divided by5
considerations of political expediency, and Father Mathew
was admitted by slaveholders to the dishonor of fellowship in their seat of power.
‘The Apostle’ was but an incident in Mr. Garrison
's activity for the year 1849.
He addressed, with Wendell Phillips
, the Judiciary Committee of the Massachusetts6
House in favor of disunion; he presided, at Worcester
over the celebration of West India
emancipation, and at the fine anniversary of the American Society in New8 York
he attended the fall meeting of the Pennsylvania10
He wrote freely in the Liberator