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Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 15: Random Shots. (search)
ntributions from the Abolitionists of Great Britain. But, great as was the need of money, the relief which it might afford would only prove temporory unless there could be effected a thorough antislavery revival. This was vital. And therefore to this end Garrison now bent his remarkable energies. Agents, during this period when money was scarce, were necessarily few. But the pioneer proved a host in himself. Resigning the editorial charge of the Liberator into the capable hands of Edmund Quincy, Garrison itinerated in the r61e of an anti-slavery lecturer in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire, reviving everywhere the languishing interest of his disciples. On the return of Collins in the summer of 1841, revival meetings and conventions started up with increased activity, the fruits of which were of a most cheering character. At Nantucket, Garrison made a big catch in his anti-slavery net. It was Frederick Douglass, young, callow, and awkward, but with his splendid a
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 16: the pioneer makes a new and startling departure. (search)
ld the new idea of the dissolution of the Union, as an anti-slavery object, found instant favor with many of the leading Abolitionists, like Wendell Phillips, Edmund Quincy, Parker Pillsbury, Stephen S. Foster and Abby Kelley. At the anniversary meeting of the American Society in 1842, the subject was mooted, and, although there aven-daring oppressors, and thus be led to repentance. The Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society at its annual meeting in January, 1843 dissolved the Union, wrote Quincy to R. D. Webb, by a handsome vote, after a warm debate. The question was afterward reconsidered and passed in another shape, being wrapped up by Garrison in somet a convention of Abolitionists, although Garrison was a member, but of politicians, mostly of the Whig party. The anti-slavery spirit of the convention, wrote Edmund Quincy to R. D. Webb, was surprising. The address and the speeches of the gentlemen, not Abolitionists, were such as caused Garrison to be mobbed ten years ago, and
Archibald H. Grimke, William Lloyd Garrison the Abolitionist, Chapter 17: as in a looking glass. (search)
he Liberty party, and for that matter Wendell Phillips, Edmund Quincy, and others of the old organization leaders could not ehrase of Phillips, Our old enemy, Liberty party. And, as Quincy naively confesses in an article in the Liberator pointing er he had gone to take the water cure, Garrison counseled Quincy, who was filling the editorial chair, in the interim, at tsest friends and associates in the anti-slavery movement. Quincy, writing to Richard Webb, narrates how, at the annual meetresponsibility, were the petulant, accusative words put by Quincy into his chief's mouth on the occasion, then there was nots election to the presidency of the parent society. Says Quincy: Garrison makes an excellent president at a public meeting as of the editor. It is delivered in a private letter of Quincy to Garrison on resigning the temporary editorship of the Lnting at Northampton in the beautiful Connecticut Valley. Quincy made bold to beard the Abolition lion in his lair, and twi