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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 5: shall the Liberator lead—1839. (search)
h great zeal in behalf of the Abolitionist. It was high time for St. Clair to change sides. He had been endeavoring to win over the colored people of Fall River by false representations as to the declining circulation of the Liberator, and as to Mr. Garrison's own desire for a new paper—based, of course, on the latter's proposal of a monthly organ to head off the Abolitionist (Lib. 9.22, and ante, p. 262). Wise's coat-turning was ludicrously sudden, after having resolved, through the Norfolk County A. S. Society, that the Liberator had not departed from its old principles (Lib. 9: 34). He was now recommending the Abolitionist because, as he said, in his dainty way, he preferred having the hairs served up in one plate, the butter in another. These worthies were assisted by the Rev. J. T. Woodbury, who charged Mr. Garrison, among other dreadful things, with being a Thomsonian—--a very good reason, thought the latter, why a new anti-slavery paper should be started in this commonwealt