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ing which they kept up a steady agitation with the help of platform lecturers, and regularly threw away their votes-so it was charged — in a third party movement that seemed to be a hopeless venture.
Another inducement to the writer to take up the cause of the Abolitionists is the fact that he has always been proud to class himself as one of them.
He came into the world before Abolitionism, by that name, had been heard of; before the first Abolition Society was organized; before William Lloyd Garrison founded his Liberator, and before (not the least important circumstance) John Quincy Adams entered Congress.
He cannot remember when the slavery question was not discussed.
His sympathies at an early day went out to the slave.
He informed himself on the subject as well as a farmer boy might be expected to do in a household that received the most of its knowledge of current events from the columns of one weekly newspaper.
He cast his first vote for the ticket of the Abolitionists
be models of perfect eloquence.
Lundy and Garrison met by accident.
They were boarding at the s mind was full of the subject of slavery, and Garrison's proved to be receptive soil.
They decided decided to continue the Baltimore newspaper.
Garrison's plain-spokenness, however, soon got him int
Undeterred by his experience as a martyr, Garrison — who had returned to Boston-resolved to estauary, 1831.
In entering upon this venture, Garrison had not a subscriber nor a dollar of money.
its continuance involved a terrible strain.
Garrison and one co-worker occupied one room for work-t farther than that.
Less than a year after Garrison had established his paper, the Legislature ofrator establishment was wrecked by a mob, and Garrison, after having been stripped of nearly all hiswas so cordially hated by the slaveholders as Garrison.
Of the big men up North--the leaders of polus, although not more zealous, than Lundy and Garrison and a good many of their followers, Birney ea