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ngue that was so sharp and merciless. Her eyes were small and it appeared to me that they contracted, when she was speaking, until they emitted sparks of fire. Although she went by her maiden name, she was a married woman, being the wife of Stephen Foster, a professional Abolitionist agitator and lecturer. Although himself noted for the bitterness of his speech, when it came to hard-hitting vituperation he could not begin to hold a candle to his little wife. The two traveled together and spoke from the same platforms. They were constantly getting into hot water through the hostility of mobs, which they seemed to enjoy most heartily. Foster's life was more than once in serious danger, but they kept right on and never showed the slightest fear. The only meeting addressed by them that I attended, though held on the Sabbath, was ended by the throwing of stones and sticks and addled eggs. But if the current of public opinion in the North suddenly turned, and for a long time ran
148; text of, 211-213. Ewing, Gen. Thomas, 194; repulsion of General Price, 195. F Field, David Dudley, 179. Fish, W. H., 205. Fletcher, Thomas C., 155. Fort Donelson, capture of, 184, 192. Fort Henry, capture of, 184. Foss, A. T., 205. Foster, Daniel, 205. Foster, Stephen, 39. Free-soil party, 65. Fremont, General, 151; and western command, 184-185; financial bad management, 184; defeats Stonewall Jackson, I 84; removal, 185; freedom proclamation, 185. Frost, John, 203. FrothinghaFoster, Stephen, 39. Free-soil party, 65. Fremont, General, 151; and western command, 184-185; financial bad management, 184; defeats Stonewall Jackson, I 84; removal, 185; freedom proclamation, 185. Frost, John, 203. Frothingham, 0. B., 204. Fugitive Slave Law, 5, 121. Fuller, John E., 201. Fussell, Bartholomew, 203. G Gamble, Hamilton R., 160; and emancipation ordinance of, 163; and military control of Missouri, 163. Garrison, William Lloyd, 13 21, 26, 201, 202; dragged through streets of Boston, 32; imprisonment for libel, 54; reception in England, 131-132; speech at Exeter Hall, 131. Genius of Universal Emancipation, The, 51. Giddings, Joshua R., 2, 6, 205. Gillinghamm, Chalkly, 203. Goodell, William, 2
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 5: the day of small things. (search)
limited capacity for the endurance of unlimited hardships. Together they worked out the financial problems which blocked the way to the publication of the paper. The partners took an office in Merchants' Hall building, then standing on the corner of Congress and Water streets, Boston, which gave their joint enterprise a local habitation. It had already a name. They obtained the use of types in the printing office of the Christian Examiner, situated in the same building. The foreman, Stephen Foster, through his ardent interest in Abolition, made the three first numbers of the paper possible. The publishers paid for the use of the types by working during the day at the case in the Examiner's office. They got the use of a press from another foreman with Abolition sympathies, viz., James B. Yerrington, then the printer of the Boston Daily Advocate. Thus were obtained the four indispensables to the publication of the Liberator-types, a press, an office, and an assistant. When at l
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Cheerful Yesterdays, chapter 6 (search)
ge of the Marine Court of New York city, who belonged to that heretical class, was the first person in America, apparently, to write and print, in 1819, a strong appeal in behalf of total abstinence as the only remedy for intemperance; and the same man made, in 1837, in the New York Assembly, the first effort to secure to married women the property rights now generally conceded. All of us were familiar with the vain efforts of Garrison to enlist the clergy in the anti-slavery cause; and Stephen Foster, one of the stanchest of the early Abolitionists, habitually spoke of them as the Brotherhood of Thieves. Lawyers and doctors, too, fared hard with those enthusiasts, and merchants not much better; Edward Palmer writing against the use of money, and even such superior men as Alcott having sometimes a curious touch of the Harold Skimpole view of that convenience. It seems now rather remarkable that the institution of marriage did not come in for a share in the general laxity, but it di
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 2: the Worcester period (search)
brewers. Only there was a sort of dramatic perfection about this; the entire disappearance of Butman's own friends leaving him to be literally and absolutely saved by abolitionists; the fortunate presence of just the right persons-Messrs. Hoar, Foster, Stowell, and myself — I mean the right persons dramatically speaking; this joined with the really narrow escape of the man and the thorough frightening of one who had frightened so many;--all these gave a tinge of romance to the whole thing, sucttorney for the district of Massachusetts. From an undated letter: I have been busy about the Butman affair, and my Italian lecture. Arrests have been made. . . . They [the accused] are to be examined next Wednesday; meantime S. F. [Stephen Foster] stays in jail, on nonresistant principles. I visited him to-day; he seemed very happy — only the sixth time he has been imprisoned for righteousness' sake. We may have an anti-slavery meeting Sunday night and Wendell Phillips and I speak.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Index. (search)
ttitude, 19, 67; resignation of, 19-22; at Artichoke Mills, 22-43; at Isles of Shoals, 24-27; and Hurlbut, 29-33; at Brattleboroa, 37,38; lecturing, 38, 45, 47-50, 56-58, 66, 72, 92-102, 253; and temperance, 41, 42, 55, 56, 80; at Worcester, 44-182, 221-23; on Sir Charles Grandison, 44, 45; and H. W. Beecher, 45-48; and Samuel Longfellow, 47-49; exchanges pulpits, 51, 52, 59; and Theodore Parker, 53, 54; and Lucy Stone, 55, 59-63; and Mrs. Chapman, 68, 69; and Anthony Burns, 68, 81; and Stephen Foster, 69, 70; arrested, 70; and the Quakers, 73-77; and disunion, 77-79; and Barnum, 80, 81; and the John Browns, 77, 84-88; and Sanborn, 86; preaching, 91; notes on contemporaries, 93, 94; in Canada, 94-101; and Harriet Prescott, 103-11; and Thoreau, 105; and Emerson, 105, 106; at Atlantic dinners, 106-11; and Atlantic Monthly, 111, 112; his essay on Snow, 114; travels, 117-53; goes to Mt. Katahdin, 117-20; excursion to Adirondacks, 120-24; journey to Fayal, 124-37; and Kansas, 137-44; at Pr
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 8: the Liberator1831. (search)
lack-letter heading, the names of William Lloyd Garrison and Isaac Knapp as publishers, of Mr. Garrison as editor, of Stephen Foster as printer, and the motto: Our Country is the World—Our Countrymen are Mankind. This sentiment, which was fully foon and Knapp, had taken lodgings on Federal Street, with the Rev. William Collier, and there made the acquaintance of Stephen Foster, an intelligent and warmhearted youth of their own age, from Portland, then foreman of the printing-office of the Christian Examiner at Merchants' Hall. A zeal for the cause, added to personal friendship, induced Foster to allow them the use of his type for their new paper in return for their services by day as journeymen at the case. For three numbers this arrangement continued, when a change became necessary, and Foster's name was withdrawn from the paper; but his good — will and anti-slavery endeavor knew no abatement till his untimely death before the close of the Lib. 1.179. year. A lot of well-worn
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 3: the covenant with death.1843. (search)
, on the ground that there was literally nobody in New York but James S. Gibbons who either would or could act as a member of the Executive Committee. To prevent the scandal of a discussion of these topics before the pro-slavery reporters and the miscellaneous audiences we usually had, we referred all the business of the Society to a Committee of 25, to be arranged and in fact done by them. In this Committee the question of the removal to Boston was urged vehemently by Garrison, Collins, Foster, Abby Kelley, and others, and was apparently well received by all the rest except the members of the Boston Clique The Boston Clique, the system that, in the elegant phrase of Elizur Wright, jr., wabbles around a centre somewhere between 25 Cornhill [the Liberator and A. S. Offices] and the South End (meaning 11 West St., the house of H. G. and M. W. Chapman) (Ms. Jan. 29, 1843, Quincy to Webb). themselves, viz., Wendell Phillips, Caroline Weston, and myself. We urged that the removal wa
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 4: no union with slaveholders!1844. (search)
l it shall have abolished slavery. Lib. 14.18. Stephen Foster presented an elaborate protest as of the Massacth editor and printer, upon the devoted head of Stephen Foster, who acted only at the request and by the direcFrench made no other reply than I am sorry that Stephen Foster has come to this! The inference was unavoidablher mixed up than in standing by French and abusing Foster without mercy and without reason, and at last telligers. The N. H. Board we did not personally know. Foster, though we thought well of him as a faithful abolit and French were entirely wrong in this matter, and Foster and Lib. 14.195, 198. the Board entirely right. Ierald shall stop if it be not in their hands. . . . Foster had an excellent plan which might have been carrieden up. Herald of Freedom stopped by the violence of Foster, one of my old coadjutors. He is backed up by Garrout the merits of the case, which was merely this. Foster got a notion the S. S. Foster. publisher of the pa
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 6: third mission to England.—1846. (search)
ieve the Church so strong, As some men do, for Right or Wrong. But for this subject (long and vext) I must refer you to my next, As also for a list exact Of goods with which the Hall was packed. Referring to her husband's Hudibrastic production, Maria Lowell wrote from Cambridge to Maria Mott Davis (Ms. Jan. 8, 1847): ‘I wonder if you enjoyed his description of the Fair as much as I did. I saw Garrison the other day, and he seemed to be especially pleased with it, and the account of Stephen Foster delighted him. Of that and Maria Chapman he spoke most particularly. Miller made one error, and only one, in his copy, and that was sweet instead of swift eyes. Mrs. Chapman's eyes are not sweet, but swift expresses exactly their rapid, comprehensive glance.’ The author of the Biglow Papers had already begun that inimitable satire of the national crime against Mexico, marked, so far, by Taylor's military successes at Lib. 16.82, 167. Matamoras and Monterey. The demoralization whic
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