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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 8: the Liberator1831. (search)
catastrophe; that he was inclined to think that Mr. Garrison would not be permitted to live long —that he wouand he added, that he had not the least doubt if Mr. Garrison were to go to the South, he would be dispatched ns at the South repeatedly. To the clergyman Mr. Garrison says: I thank him Lib. 1.145. for his friendllows (Ms.): New York, Sept. 12, 1831. Friend Garrison: As I see your life is threatened, I feel anxious ny other way. As usual in this fervent time, Mr. Garrison's feelings sought expression in verse, producingance been preserved. This information, commented Mr. Garrison, afflicts us less than the postage—six cents. dressed to the postmaster of that town, charging Mr. Garrison with publishing an incendiary paper, with the av outraged by the publication to which we refer. Mr. Garrison in vain sought a hearing in self-defence in the d not dispute. The desperate proposal, exclaims Mr. Garrison, caps the climax of Southern mendacity and folly
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 13: Marriage.—shall the Liberator die?George Thompson.—1834. (search)
is Liberator. Finally, George Thompson, now Mr. Garrison's Ms. Nov. 10, 1834, to R. Purvis. neigh whom chiefly his own expenses were borne. Mr. Garrison had procured for both Englishmen the officis Lord Brougham, Edmund Quincy writes to Mr. Garrison from Boston, Aug. 10, 1838: I have just hearecipitated the irrepressible conflict, but Mr. Garrison's peculiar policy was to precipitate it. Inharge of want of patriotism. On this score Mr. Garrison's conscience was easy; witness part of his lose of the year, fresh expostulations with Mr. Garrison for his so-called harsh and sweeping languacles intended for the Liberator, and induce Mr. Garrison to promise to publish nothing there which s an unexceptionable paper, without injuring Mr. Garrison's interest? Would you be willing to aid inhe foregoing: When I saw how outrageously Garrison and some others Memoir, pp. 366, 367. werebe found in print. You are correct, writes Mr. Garrison to G. W. Benson, Sept, 4, 1835; those relig[40 more...]
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 3, Chapter 19: John Brown.—1859. (search)
ible on her soil. In the summer of 1858, Mr. Garrison (in company with the Rev. Samuel May, Jr., untered the optimism and fair-mindedness of Mr. Garrison, in MSS. Mar. 24, 1859, P. Pillsbury to S.ated this judgment, which was passed before Mr. Garrison could have seen the New York Herald's reposcribe. On this point Mr. Lib. 29.175, 198. Garrison had no secret information. His non-resistanto use Brown's own words to him. The nearest Mr. Garrison had come to accidental cognizance of Brown' he was one of the few uncaptured survivors. Garrison first met John Brown, to know Sanborn's Browrst tidings of the outbreak, to confer with Mr. Garrison at his home in Dix Place, and departed withh grounds for an instructive parallel between Garrison and John Brown. He was of the old Puritan st Again by way of contrast, we cannot imagine Garrison, in his attack upon slavery, going under assus to one's ends, the epithet did not apply to Garrison. Had, moreover, the Liberator not preceded J[8 more...]
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)
he Presidency, and falls under the censure of Garrison, as does the Republican Party for its platforharleston, and Lincoln is elected President. Garrison hails the secession of South Carolina as the 2, 5, 6, 10, 13, 14, 22, 25. scale, so that Mr. Garrison was led to compile a tract of 144 pages forwere Lib. 30.187, 191. kept from landing. Mr. Garrison, himself still in doubt whether the SoutherWebster's fall. Calculating and heartless, Mr. Garrison found it, proceeding from a statesman Lib.exciting epoch of his thirty years warfare, Mr. Garrison was disabled by a complicated bronchial diswas adjourned to Baltimore. I feel, said Mr. Garrison, to his fellow-members of the Lib. 30.77. side with the infamous Mason of Virginia. Mr. Garrison very reluctantly J. M. Mason. admitted bot secede from the Union? Lib. 30.163. asked Mr. Garrison. And, I salute your Convention with hope athe United States. . . . Lincoln is in place, Garrison in power. The Governor of South Carolina, [2 more...]
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 4: Enlistment for life (search)
of feathers, and I confess I was quite unwilling to undergo a martyrdom which my best friends could scarcely refrain from laughing at. But a summons like that of Garrison's bugle-blast could scarcely be unheeded by me who from birth and education held fast the traditions of that earlier abolitionism which, under the lead of Benezehusiasm; all had the earnestness which might be expected of men engaged in an enterprise beset with difficulty, and perhaps peril. The fine intellectual head of Garrison, prematurely bald, was conspicuous; the sunny-faced young man at his side, in whom all the beatitudes seemed to find expression, was Samuel J. May, mingling in h reputation as a poet, made him quite a noticeable feature of the convention. Whittier was now enlisted for life in the antislavery body, and his feeling for Garrison reached its high-water mark at this convention; and is recorded in verses of which these are a part:-- To W. L. G. Champion of those who groan beneath Oppress
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 5: the school of mobs (search)
for the abolition of slavery in the English colonies, and who came to America by invitation of Garrison. He acted on the fine principle laid down for all time by the so-called infidel Thomas Paine, w, it remained a mystery to all except the abolitionists. Underwood's Whittier, pp. 118-20. Garrison wrote of the Concord mob to his brother-in-law, Sept. 12, 1835, Our brother Thompson had a narr, and Whittier was pelted with mud and stones, but he escaped bodily damage. Thompson wrote to Garrison, Sept. 15:-- You would have been delighted to have shared our adventures in Concord (?) onxpectation and less desire to be stoned by proxy, but such is the fruit of keeping bad company. Garrison's life, I. 520. Next followed the Garrison mob, properly so called, during which Whittier hynching George Thompson by proxy, as he expresses it, in a bit of harmless board. Whittier saw Garrison hurried through the street with a rope round him, and taken for safety to jail, where Whittier
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 6: a division in the ranks (search)
der of the antislavery movement was of course Garrison, and he had been Whittier's especial guide anst of these points Whittier was as radical as Garrison, but he was by temperament more strictly execat question of voting or non-voting, and here Garrison's disunion attitude, in itself logical enoughsession of those who could not wholly support Garrison, was an act which divided families and left sthe leader among the antislavery women as was Garrison among the men. In short, the question of umen, as non-voters, was thrown on the side of Garrison and his party, whereas the voting abolitionisthes. Garrison's life, III. 35. How far Garrison did justice to the real strength of Whittier'er freely endorsed the prevalent criticism of Garrison as dictatorial; and when Garrison's foremost Garrison's foremost counsellor among antislavery women Mrs. Chapman, used the phrases she employed about Whittier. But in his letter, made this companion tribute to Garrison:-- I must not close this letter without [13 more...]
844] I first May 29, 1884. saw Wm. L. Garrison and Wendell Phillips in Broadway Tabernacle. Mr. Garrison's eloquence was like to that which Clarendon attributes to Sir Thomas Coventry: He Hist. of r Hubert Stanley), James Russell Lowell testifies: It may interest you to know that I thought Mr. Garrison the most effective speaker among anti-slavery orators. Ms. Nov. 17, 1885, to F. J. G. WhatevLib. 12.26. meeting at the State House, and we felt that the meeting needed a winding — up from Garrison. There were, I think, few set occasions for testing my father's ability as a close debater. Sarah Pugh noted in her diary for Dec. 6, 1853: Spent at the [A. S.] fair [in Philadelphia]. Garrison's speech in the evening pleased every one. An orthodox Friend who came from curiosity to see aback to the sitting-room, crying: Oh, mother, mother! the Devil has come! And no wonder, said Garrison, when told the story; hair 'em scare 'em. It is worth remarking, by the way, since Burleigh wa
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 24: Slavery and the law of nations.—1842.—Age, 31. (search)
erm Abolitionist, so far as its etymology is concerned, designated all who were in favor of direct moral and political action against Slavery; but, in the party nomenclature of this period, it was applied in a narrower sense to those who, like Mr. Garrison, regarded the National Constitution as a pro-slavery instrument,— a covenant with death, and an agreement with hell. Wilson's Rise and Fall of the Slave Power, Vol. I. ch. XL.; Vol. II. ch. IX. They therefore refused to vote under it, and has advocated for several years. It has seemed to me often vindictive, bitter, and unchristian. But let me say, frankly, that I have never seen any thing in that paper at any time so vindictive, bitter, and unchristian as your note. You beat Garrison. Sumner, at this time, watched with genuine interest Dr. Howe's work for the blind; the movement for popular education which Horace Mann was directing; and the agitation for an improved prison discipline,—without, however, enlisting in any p
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 2, Chapter 27: services for education.—prison discipline.—Correspondence.— January to July, 1845.—age, 34. (search)
ress to the People of the United States, promulgated by the anti-Texas Convention. It is an able paper, which will lift our public sentiment to a new platform of Anti-slavery. The debates in the Convention were most interesting. I never heard Garrison before. He spoke with natural eloquence. Hillard spoke exquisitely. His words descended in a golden shower; but Garrison's fell in fiery rain. It seemed doubtful, at one time, if the Abolitionists would not succeed in carrying the ConventionGarrison's fell in fiery rain. It seemed doubtful, at one time, if the Abolitionists would not succeed in carrying the Convention. Their proposals were voted down; though a very respectable number of the Convention were in favor of a dissolution of the Union, in the event of the annexation of Texas. We have this winter a very good Legislature,—better-toned than usual. Chandler exercises no little influence there. He is always listened to with great attention. His frankness and honesty of purpose are sustained by considerable natural eloquence, and by faithful study of the matters he takes in hand. Crawford is al
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