Corrigenda and Addenda

Volume I

postscript, following p. XIV. In the last sentence of the second paragraph, too much borrowing is implied. For ‘passage’ read ‘sentence,’ and dele ‘etc.’

Page 3, line 13 from bottom. Old Town was part of Newbury, Mass.

Page 4, line 13. Dele both commas.

Page 12, note 3. The record reads, conformably to our guess, ‘and here with her Child.’

Page 14, line 5. Read, ‘Kinsale, County Cork, Munster.’

Page 78, line 12, and page 98, line 10. For ‘Malcolm’ read ‘Malcom.’

Page 87, line 17. For ‘Handwich’ read ‘Hardwick.’

Page 132. The passage quoted in the second paragraph is from Fisher Ames.

Page 161, line 5 from bottom. For ‘1858’ read ‘1848.’

Page 289, last sentence of note 1. It was Isaac Winslow (not Nathan) who lived for a time at Danvers, Mass.

Page 301, line 4 from bottom. Supply an apostrophe after Thoughts.

Page 332, last paragraph; and page 401, first paragraph. Whittier's poem to W. L. G. was composed early in 1832 and published at once (not in 1833, as stated).

Page 349, line 9 from bottom. Dele ‘his first experience.’ See ante, 1: 343.

Page 354, line 15. For ‘Wesleyan’ read ‘Baptist.’

Page 388. The poetical extract is from Campbell's Stanzas to the memory of the Spanish Patriots.

Page 397, note 3. The name of Orson S. Murray should have been inserted.

Page 449, note. The Mr. Breckinridge mentioned was the Rev. Robert J. Breckinridge.

Page 453, note 1, line 3. For ‘Crowley’ read ‘Cowley.’ Page 501, line 1. For ‘Mayor’ read ‘ex-Mayor.’

Volume II.

Page 35, note 1. Mr. Edward L. Pierce thinks that Mr. Ellis Ames's reminiscence was unjust to Mr. Sumner, and we are inclined to the same opinion.

Page 98, note 1. As Mr. Stephen Higginson died in 1834, and never owned a pew in Dr. Channing's church, Mrs. Chapman's memory was clearly at [344] fault. The incident, however, really occurred, as the following letter (which has been placed in our hands since Vol. 2 was published) shows:

Boston, May 17, 1836.
dear Sir: Mrs. Higginson requests me to say that she will soon want the whole of her pew for some friends and relatives recently come to town. Will you be good enough to accommodate yourself elsewhere as soon as may be convenient?—Yours very truly,

The writer was a brother of the late Mr. Stephen Higginson. The letter is endorsed in Mrs. Chapman's handwriting: ‘The Sabbath preceding this date [May 15], Garrison and May sat in our pew.’ The discourse alluded to by Mr. Garrison on page 98 was given two months before this.

Page 103, lines 10, 11. Teste Dr. H. I. Bowditch, Mr. Ward lived in Salem (not in Danvers).

Page 142, line 6 from bottom. For ‘1832’ read ‘1831.’

Pages 236, 237. Both letters are from the Mss.

Page 247. last sentence of first paragraph. Senator Davis denied having heard Preston's threat (being either engaged or absent). See Lib. 12: 177.

Page 315. The writer of the letter of Nov. 14, 1839, was the Rev. L. D. Butts (Lib. 17: 24).

Page 360, line 4 from bottom. The denial concerning Mr. Child is not quite accurate. See post, 3: 20, note 2, and 49, 83, 101.

Page 395, second paragraph. For ‘Quarterly Review’ read ‘Edinburgh Review.’

Volume III.

Page 354, note 2. To show the difficulty of attempting to write history with entire accuracy, we remark that Mr. Phillips, in 1851, called ‘the West India interest’ in Parliament ‘some fifty or sixty strong.’ To keep within bounds, he would claim no more than ‘fifty votes.’ In 1879 (?) he wrote to F. J. G. of this incident: ‘Yes, Buxton told me the story, and O'Connell has himself told it in one of his later speeches. But it was twenty-seven votes, not sixty, they promised him. You will tell Lizzy Pease this.’

Volume IV.

Page 113, last line but one. Dele the comma after ‘coming.’ Though it occurs in the original Ms., it perhaps implies that Mr. Thompson accompanied Mr. Garrison to Baltimore, which was not the case. His coming was expected.

Page 166, note 2, last line but one. For ‘Washburne’ read ‘Washburn.’

Page 176, line 2. It is literally incorrect to say that the Massachusetts A. S. Society continued the Standard. This paper remained the organ of the American A. S. Society after the schism of 1865. Nevertheless, as previously, the main support of the paper (through the Subscription Festival [345] and otherwise) came from the Massachusetts organization, or what was left of it.

Page 324, second paragraph. In reading our remarks about our father's title to be called a Christian, Mr. Oliver Johnson reminds us of the following passage on p. 366 of his Life of W. L. G.:

‘Several years since, a clergyman, bearing a name of great eminence throughout the Christian world, said to me in substance: “I should not dare to call Mr. Garrison an infidel, for fear of bringing Christianity itself into reproach. For, if a man can live such a life as he has lived and do what he has done,—if he can stand up for God's law of purity and justice in the face of a frowning world, and when even the professed ministers of Christ are recreant,—if he can devote himself to the redemption of an outraged and plundered race and be pelted with the vilest epithets for a whole generation, without flinching or faltering, and yet be an infidel, men may well ask what is the value of Christianity. No, no; I must believe that Mr. Garrison is a Christian, who has his walk with God, or he never could have had strength and courage to go through the fiery trials to which he has been exposed.” ’ [346] [347] [348]

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