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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 10: the Rynders Mob.—1850. (search)
lve, including the pastor, have crossed the line. The Colored Baptist Church in Detroit has lost eighty-four of its members from the same cause (Lib. 21: 27). On the other hand, in the principal cities, vigilance Lib. 20.167. committees were formed to give timely notice of the coming of kidnappers and to thwart their purpose. Prominent clergymen and laymen publicly announced Lib. 20.159, 162, 166, 170, 173, 174. their readiness, in contempt of the law, to shelter the fugitive. Henry Ward Beecher in the Independent, Lib. 20.162, 166. Theodore Parker from the pulpit, invited the penalty of obedience to the higher law of humanity. Whittier proclaimed himself a Nullifier to that extent. The Lib. 20.173. venerable Josiah Quincy, shaming his successor in the Ante, p. 278. presidency of Harvard College, headed a call for a Lib. 20.166. meeting in Faneuil Hall on October 14, 1850, to consider the condition of fugitive slaves and other colored persons under the new law. In a lett
he Senate who speak most eloquently and in his behalf are reported to him as on the abolition side. He falls in with H. W. Beecher, a leading clergyman—anti-slavery; with Bryant, an eminent W. C. Bryant. poet and editor. Bryant presided and Mr.the date of the following letter from her distinguished brother, who felt a drawing in the same direction. Rev. Henry Ward Beecher to W. L. Garrison. Brooklyn, Oct. 20, 1852.Ms., and Lib. 23.2. W. L. Garrison. Dear Sir: Will you send meho do not agree, as well as a representation of the views of those who do agree, with you. I am, very truly yours, H. W. Beecher. I will call and pay you when I am next in Boston, which will be in about six weeks. Up to the appearance ofan infidel instrumentality to effect the overthrow of slavery, saved appearances by alleging that (in the language of H. W. Beecher himself) he did not create the anti-slavery spirit of the North: he was simply the offspring of it. Lib. 20.203.
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 13: the Bible Convention.—1853. (search)
Was there no one to give the signal to Rynders to save the Union once more by mobbing the abolitionists away for another term of years? Could Mr. Garrison, unchecked, mention as signs of progress the blotting out of those pillars of the Slave Power, the Jerry rescue, the armed stand against the Fugitive Slave Law at Christiana, the success of Uncle Tom's Cabin? So it appeared. Douglass, too, was there, but where was his halfbrother Ante, p. 294.? Dr. Furness's place was supplied by Henry Ward Beecher, who made his first speech on an abolition Lib. 23:[82]. platform, not in complete sympathy, yet confessing that he would choose dismemberment and liberty, sooner than Union and slavery. The best-considered and most effective speech of Mr. Garrison's during the year was that delivered at the New Lib. 23:[87], 93. England Convention in Boston on May 26. It expounded the constitution and philosophy of the anti-slavery movement, proved its catholicity, and vindicated the criticism
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 14: the Nebraska Bill.—1854. (search)
the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. It was all very well to hang Douglas in effigy—for Lib. 24.38, 51, 55, 59, 63. legislatures to protest, and eleven hundred women led by Mrs. Stowe to remonstrate, and the New England clergy to Lib. 24.33, 35; Ms. Feb. (18?), 1854, Mrs. Stowe to W. L. G. Lib. 24:[42], 57. come out in a petition more than three thousand strong, embracing the chiefs of all the denominations and the most conspicuous censors of the abolitionists, like Lyman Lib. 24.57. Beecher, Francis Wayland, and Leonard Bacon. This memorial was received by the pro-slavery press North and South with the utmost contumely (Lib. 24: 50, 53), and with marked coarseness by Senator Douglas (Lib. 24: [42], 54). All this, wrote Mr. Garrison, is equally instructive and refreshing. For more than twenty years, the clergy of New England have denounced the abolitionists as lacking in sound judgment, good temper, Christian courtesy, and brotherly kindness, in their treatment of the quest
heir churches to meetings for the donation of Sharp's rifles for Kansas—Henry Ward Lib. 26.51. Beecher and Theodore Parker being conspicuous in the Lib. 26.51, 54. promotion of this object, and bote miserable and degraded tools of the slave propagandists, who know not what they do, and (as Mr. Beecher correctly says) are raked together from the purlieus of a frontier slave State, drugged with fire, though we wish them no harm; only we are sure that they are utterly without excuse. Mr. Beecher says: We know that there are those who will Lib. 26.54. scoff at the idea of holding a swordconsisted of Joseph P. Thompson, D. D., Leonard Bacon, D. D., and Richard S. Storrs, D. D. Henry Ward Beecher was the most prominent contributor. In the course of the summer Dr. Bacon, addressing an which he was once carried over. He was Ante, 2.317; Lib. 26.54. now even more prominent than Beecher and Parker in bestowing and soliciting arms for Kansas; and, from a Revolutionary standpoint, n
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 20: Abraham Lincoln.—1860. (search)
st at the close, when Mrs. Chapman was thought to have saved M. W. Chapman. Mr. Phillips's life by her companionship, and when he himself had to be escorted home by a body-guard. The orator's scarifying review of these proceedings, from Lib. 30.202, 203. Theodore Parker's pulpit, on Sunday, December 16,—his topic being Mobs and Education,—brought him a second (daylight) assault as he issued from the Music Hall, and made his return home a street fight. On the same day, in Brooklyn, Henry Ward Beecher had to be guarded by Lib. 30.203. police in Plymouth Church. In Philadelphia, George William Curtis, engaged to lecture on Honesty in a lyceum course, was suppressed by the joint apprehensions Lib. 30.209. of the Mayor and the owners of the hall. For all this, the movement went on. On December 17 the Secession Convention opened its sessions with prayer in Charleston, and with the Palmetto flag flying over all the city and harbor save at Fort Moultrie. On December 20, it passed a