article on the subject, headed ‘Rare Specimen of a Quaker Preacher.’
This gave great offence, and Isaac T. Hopper
was very much blamed for it. He, and his son-in-law James S. Gibbons
, and his friend Charles Marriott
, then belonged to the Executive Committee of the Anti Slavery Society; and it was assumed to be their duty to have prevented the publication of the sarcastic article.
was absent from the city when it was published, and Friend Hopper
did not see it till after it was in print.
When they urged these facts, and stated, moreover, that they had no right to dictate to the editor what he should say, or what he should not say, they were told that they ought to exculpate themselves by a public expression of their disapprobation.
But as they did not believe the editorial article contained any mis-statement of facts, they could not conscientiously say any thing that would satisfy the friends of the preacher.
It would be tedious to relate the difficulties that followed.
There were visits from overseers, and prolonged sessions of committees; a great deal of talking with
the accused, and still more talking about
A strong disposition was manifested to make capital against them out of the Darg Case
Robert H. Morris
, who was presiding Judge
while that case was pending, and afterward Mayor
, had long known Friend Hopper
, and held him in much respect.