-Jurors or Disunion Abolitionists and my determination not only not to vote for any officer who must take oath to support the U. S. Constitution, but also to use whatever means may lie in my power to promote the Dissolution of the Union. . . . To Disunion I now subscribe in the full expectation that a time is coming which may expose to obloquy and danger even the most insignificant of the adherents to such a cause.
In the following spring, describing to his mother a series of meetings, Unitarian, Anti-Slavery, and Association, of which he had chiefly attended the Anti-Slavery ones, Higginson said:—
The most interesting and moving speech of all I have heard this week was by an old colored woman, Mrs. Thompson of Bangor, at one of the AntiSlav-ery meetings in Faneuil Hall.
This old lady rose among the crowd and began to speak—all stood up to gaze on her, but she undaunted fixed her eyes on the chairman and burst out into a most ardent, eloquent and beautiful tribute of gratit
r individuality, 82; his address on Clergy and Reform, 83; becomes pastor of a Newburyport Church, 84, 85; marriage, 85; new home, 85, 86; parishioners, 86, 87, 94; dislikes forms of worship, 87; interest in working people, 88; and Free Soil Party, 89-91; and temperance, 91, 92, 116, 310; fondness for children, 94, 95, 120. 121, 257, 272; establishes evening school at Newburyport, 95; early acquaintance with noted persons, 96-100; and David Wasson, 100, 101; and F. B. Sanborn, 100, 129; on Unitarian gatherings, 100, 101; doubts fitness for ministry, 101, 102; early lectures, 102, 107; resigns from Newburyport church, 103, 104; lives at Artichoke Mills, 105, 106; preaches in a hall, 107; keeps up interest in Newburyport affairs, 107, 108; interest in public libraries, 108, 140; writes editorials, 110, 111; Thalatta, 111; and Fugitive Slave Law, III, 112; and Sims, 112-15; becomes pastor of Free Church in Worcester, 115, 116; leaves Newburyport, 117, 18; Worcester home, 118; preaches ow