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tionists perceived and eagerly embraced their opportunity. They demanded a hearing before this Committee — they being accused of grave misdemeanors in the documents whereon it was to act — and their request was tardily acceded to. On the 3d of March, 1836, they were apprised that they would be heard next day. They were duly present accordingly — the Committee sitting in the spacious Representatives' Hall, neither House being in session. Brief addresses in their behalf were heard from Rev. Samuel J. May and Ellis Gray Loring, who were followed by Professor Charles Follen, who, in the course of his remarks, alluded to the mob outrages to which the Abolitionists had recently been subjected, remarking that any legislative enactment to their prejudice would tend to encourage their adversaries to repeat those outrages. The Chairman treated this remark as disrespectful to the Committee, and abruptly terminated the hearing. The Abolitionists thereupon completed promptly their defense, and <
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Whittier, John Greenleaf 1807-1892 (search)
d, 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 his veins the best blood of the Sewalls and Quincys—a man so exceptionally pure and large-hearted, so geprogress being made, it was finally decided to intrust the matter to a subcommittee, consisting of William L. Garrison, S. J. May, and myself; and, after a brief consultation and comparison of each other's views, the drafting of the important paper he declaration, with its few verbal amendments, carefully engrossed on parchment, was brought before the convention. Samuel J. May rose to read it for the last time. His sweet, persuasive voice faltered with the intensity of his emotions as he repthought an old man, but still living, and true as ever to the good cause. I recall the early gray morning when, with Samuel J. May, our colleague on the committee to prepare a declaration of sentiments for the convention, I climbed to the small upp
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 2: the Background (search)
use his church; which Channing accorded. The standing committee of the church, however, cancelled this permission. Channing's biographer speaks as follows: Nothing in all his (Channing's) intercourse with his people, nothing in his whole Anti-slavery experience, caused him so much pain as a refusal of the use of the church to the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, on the sad occasion when all truehearted persons were called to mourn the awful death of Charles Follen, and when the Rev. S. J. May had prepared a discourse in commemoration of the rare virtues of that heroic and honored man. It was not only the insult to the memory of a beloved friend that grieved him — though this could not but shock his quick and delicate feelings; still less was it the disregard, under such touching circumstances, of his wellknown wishes, that wounded him most deeply; but this manifestation of a want of high sentiment in the congregation to which, for so many years, he had officiated as pastor
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 4: pictures of the struggle (search)
ongregational church, and so fierce was the excitement that the Rev. Samuel J. May and Mr. Arnold Buffum, the Quaker President of the New Englf the slaves thirty years later. I quote a few paragraphs from Samuel J. May's reminiscences, which picture the state of mind of these men aciples had been prepared. Between twelve and one o'clock, says Mr. May, we repaired with the Declaration to the hall. Edwin P. Atlt be of another kind. It shall be of the young Puritan divine, Samuel J. May, a descendant of the Sewalls and Quincys and of all that Eightee mountains of ice about me to melt. From that time to this, adds Mr. May, I have never said a word to Mr. Garrison in complaint of his stylstory must be told by May himself. Late in the year 1834, says Mr. May, being on a visit in Boston, I spent several hours with Dr. le by lending the opportunity. I shall content myself with giving Mr. May's description of Thompson's eloquence. Mr. Thompson then went
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 5: the crisis (search)
e there, and the social, political and mercantile classes of Boston were represented. When the meeting came to order Samuel J. May set forth the history of Abolition and showed the mildness of its methods. Ellis Gray Loring, one of the earliest ar perfectly calm. The voice that comes from it is not a still small voice, but a very calm voice. It is the voice of Samuel J. May. It seemed, said Mr. May, addressing the chairman, it seemed on the 4th instant that the chairman considered that we Mr. May, addressing the chairman, it seemed on the 4th instant that the chairman considered that we came here by his grace to exculpate ourselves from the charges alleged against us by the legislatures of several of the Southern States; and that we were not to be permitted to express our anxious apprehensions of the effects of any acts by our Legim one whose mere name was a summary of the traditions he spoke for. The audience here began to leave the Hall, continues Mr. May, but were arrested by a voice in their midst. It was the voice of Gamaliel Bradford, not a member of the Anti-Slavery S
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 6: Retrospect and prospect. (search)
and ably pressed upon the attention of our electors, they may perhaps be induced to require pledges from candidates for Congress for their votes for the removal of this foul stain from our National Government. As to the Colonization Society, it is neither a wicked conspiracy upon the one hand nor a panacea for slavery on the other. Many good and wise men belong to it and believe in its efficacy. These New York men are in a more rational state of mind than Garrison was. When in 1833 Samuel J. May begged William Jay to join in forming a national Anti-Slavery Society, Jay paused. I suppose he had been reading the Liberator. He dedined to join, on the ground that the local Societies could do the work as well for the time being, and that the great objection to Anti-slavery societies was that they aimed at unconstitutional interference with slavery. He suggested that if a National Society was to be formed, it should show, by its constitution, that the objects were legal, that is to
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Chapter 9: Garrison and Emerson. (search)
only breaks out of him once in seven years and endures but for two seconds. By the spark of this betrayal we know him: witness the opening of his Cooper Union address which I shall quote shortly. The Abolitionists, of course, made a descent upon Emerson in their diocesan rounds — for they visited and proselytized everyone. May and Thompson, two of Garrison's lieutenants, called upon Emerson. Their mission was incomprehensible to Emerson, who writes in his journal: Our good friend, Samuel J. May, may instruct us in many things. He admired May but not Thompson, of whom he says: He belongs I fear to that great class of the Vanitystricken. An inordinate thirst for notice cannot be gratified until it has found in its gropings what is called a cause that men will bow to; tying himself fast to that, the small man is then at liberty to consider all objections made to him as proofs of folly and the devil in the objector, and, under that screen, if he gets a rotten egg or two, yet his
John Jay Chapman, William Lloyd Garrison, Index (search)
Martineau, Harriet, quoted, 195, 196, 248; her Martyr Age in America, 245; 105, 124. Massachusetts, southern attempt to enslave, 010-Io3. And see Boston. Matthew, Saint, Gospel of, quoted, 181-84. May, Samuel, Jr., 210, 211, 212. May, Samuel J., quoted, 73-75, 78-80, 81-86, 93-95, 196-98; converted to Abolition by G., 77 ff.; the angel of Anti-slavery, 78; and G., 80, 81; and the Lunt Committee, 124, 126, 127; 29, 32, 71, 138, 150, 227. Methodists, and Abolition, 208. Mill, Joumter, Fort, fired on, 259. Taney, Roger B., 140. Tappan, Arthur, 47, 67, 72,106, 107. Taylor, Zachary, 200, 209, 210, 21I. Texas, Annexation of, 138, 139, 155, 174, 238, 256. Thatcher, Judge, 50. Thompson, George, in U. S., 92 ff.; S. J. May and Sprague quoted on, 93-96; what he stood for, 96; plot to tar and feather, 113; 107, 118, 227, 245,247, 251. Ticknor, George, 199. Tocsin of Liberty, the, quoted, 178. Todd, Francis, libeled by G., 46, 47. Tuckerman, Bayard, Life of
ers to the declaration that was promulgated: Maine David Thurston, Nathan Winslow, Joseph Southwick, James F. Otis, Isaac Winslow. New Hampshire David Campbell. Massachusetts Daniel Southmayd, Effingham C. Capron, Amos Phelps, John G. Whittier, Horace P. Wakefield, James Barbadoes, David T. Kimball, Jr., Daniel E. Jewitt, John R. Campbell, Nathaniel Southard, Arnold Buffum, William Lloyd Garrison. Rhode island John Prentice, George W. Benson. Connecticut Samuel J. May, Alpheus Kingsley, Edwin A. Stillman, Simeon Joselyn, Robert B. Hall. New York Beriah Green. Lewis Tappan, John Rankin, William Green, Jr., Abram T. Cox, William Goodell, Elizur Wright, Jr., Charles W. Denison, John Frost. New Yersey Jonathan Parkhurst, Chalkly Gillinghamm, John McCullough, James White. Pennsylvania Evan Lewis, Edwin A. Altee, Robert Purviss, James McCrummill, Thomas Shipley, Bartholomew Fussell, David Jones, Enoch Mace, John McKim, Anson Vickers, Jose
Connecticut Samuel J. May, Alpheus Kingsley, Edwin A. Stillman, Simeon Joselyn, Robert B. Hall.
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