As early as 1806, James Lindley
, of Pennsylvania
, had a large piece of iron hurled at him, as he was passing through the streets, at Havre de Grace, Maryland
. Three of his ribs were broken, and several teeth knocked out, and he was beaten till he was supposed to be dead.
All this was done merely because they mistook him for Jacob Lindley
, the Quaker
preacher, who was well known as a friend to fugitives from slavery.
In view of these, and other similar facts, Friend Hopper
was never disposed to blame abolitionists for excitements at the South
, as many of the Quakers were inclined to do. He had a sincere respect for the integrity and conscientious boldness of William Lloyd Garrison
; as all have, who know him well enough to appreciate his character.
For many years, he was always an invited and welcome guest on the occasion of the annual meeting of the Anti-Slavery Society in New-York
's feelings toward him are manifested in the following answer to one of his letters: ‘As there is no one in the world for whom I entertain more veneration and esteem than for yourself, and as there is no place in New-York
, that is so much like home to me, as your own hospitable dwelling, be assured it will give me the utmost pleasure to accept your friendly invitation to remain under your roof during the approaching ’