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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Weld, Theodore Dwight 1803-1895 (search)
Weld, Theodore Dwight 1803-1895 Reformer; born in Hampton, Conn., Nov. 23, 1803; received a good education; was an abolitionist lecturer in 1833-36; became editor of the books and pamphlets of the American Anti-slavery Society in the latter year. In 1854 he founded a school for both white and negro children at Eagleswood, N. J. His publications include The power of Congress over the District of Columbia; The Bible against slavery; American slavery as it is, or the testimony of a thousand witnesses (said to have suggested the writing of Uncle Tom's cabin to Harriet Beecher Stowe); and Slavery and the internal slave-trade in the United States. He died in Hyde Park, Mass., Feb. 3, 1895.
son, 1.357, Plymouth oration, 136; effect on S. J. May, 213; U. S. Senator, 73; speech on internal improvements, 1.85; opposing counsel to Wm. Wirt, 129; debate with Hayne, 155, 307, 309; private A. S. appeal from G., 214; invited to Faneuil Hall meeting, 487, does not attend, 499; construes Constitution like abolitionists, 499; addressed under cover by Clay, 501; dodges vote on Arkansas, : 80; preferred to Harrison by G., 82; silent at Preston's threat, 247. Weld, Theodore Dwight [b. Hampton, Ct., November 23, 1803], drops Colon. Soc., 1.299; leaves Lane Seminary, 454, 2.327; tribute from G., 51; discourse to 70 agents, 116; to colored people, 117; ill, 148; wants Grimkes silent on woman question, 160; engagement to A. E. Grimke, 211, marriage, 213; injunction to A. Kelley, 216; cor. sec. Am. A. S. S., 299. Wellington, Duke of [1769-1852], 1.379. Wells, Charles B., 2.8, 31. Wells, E. M. P., Rev., V. P. Mass. A. S. S., 2.85, 87; stops his Lib., 54, 85; part in Boston Evange
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 12: American Anti-slavery Society.—1833. (search)
lly, Adams white. The proposition was accepted by the defendant in accordance with the pithy advice of Mr. Benson—You know that the result of a lawsuit (however just) is very uncertain, but the expense is certain—and of his counsel. John Parish, Esq. A special interest attaches to the following extract from a letter addressed by William Goodell to Mr. Garrison under date of New York, Nov. 14, 1833: I have this moment received a letter from my brother-in-law, Roswell C. Smith, of Hampton, Conn. (the well-known author of an Arithmetic, a Grammar, etc., published by booksellers in Boston), who is a warm friend of Miss Crandall's School and of the Anti-Slavery Cause. He writes to suggest that it would be, in his opinion, of service to you and the Cause to employ a lawyer well acquainted in the neighborhood and zealously attached to the Cause. Such a person he considers Lafayette Foster, Esq., a young attorney, just settled in Hampton, and well known in all that region. (Hampton<
Ex-Governor Cleveland is numbered among the converts in a recent religious revival at Hampton, Connecticut.