al by which Whittier's Quaker training was tested, but it rang true.
He would not arm himself, but he did not flinch where others were arming.
His courage was to be once more tested, however, in Philadelphia, while he edited the Pennsylvania Freeman. A hall had been erected by the antislavery people and other reformers, and was first opened on May 15, 1838.
There was an address by the eminent lawyer, David Paul Brown, and a poem of a hundred and fifty lines by Whittier, whose publishing of through its business amid the howling of the mob. The tumults lasted a week, and at the end of this time the mayor offered a reward for the arrest of the rioters, from which nothing followed.
The summary of the whole affair in the Pennsylvania Freeman was written by Whittier and Charles Burleigh.
It was practically the record of the poet's baptism into the second degree of reform — the period of mob violence.
Years after, Whittier had a curious memorial of this period--
Once when he
, 126-128, 140, 152, 172, 173, 175.
Fisher, Mary, 84.
Fletcher, J. C., 166, 167.
Folsom, Abby, 81.
Fox, George, 116, 124.
Freeman, the, mentioned, 115.
Free Press, the, mentioned, 23, 25, 73.
Free Soil party, 68.
Friends' Review, mentioned, 121; quoted, 122-124.
Friends, Society ro II., Dom, his acquaintance with Whittier, 100, 101.
Penn, William, 3, 119.
Pennsylvania, 51, 52, 77.
Pennsylvania Antislavery Society, 63.
Pennsylvania Freeman, the, mentioned, 62, 65.
Pennsylvania Hall, 115; burning of, 63, 64.
Phelps, Amos A., 81.
Phelps, William L., 137.
Philadelphia, Penn., 6, 49-52, 62, 74, es to Garrison, 54, 55; encounters first violence in antislavery cause, 56; conceals George Thompson, 58; encounters with mobs, 58, 59, 61, 62; edits Pennsylvania Freeman, 62; burning of his Philadelphia office, 63, 64; memorial of mob period, 65; a leader of the Disunionists, 68; Garrison's tribute to, 72; his tribute to Garrison,