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al Hist. Boston, vol. 3. Utica, mob, 2.39, 42, 45, 52; A. S. centre, 259. Van Buren, Martin [1782-1862], Presidential aspirant, 1.500; opposed by Lib., 2.81; pledge against abolition in D. C., 82, 198; reelection opposed by abolitionists, 309, 315, 317, 333, 349, 414, defeated, 434; Free-Soil candidate , 438. Van Rensalaer, Thomas, 2.355, 356. Varnum, John [1783-1846], electoral contest with C. Cushing, 1.70, 72. Vashon, John B., guest of G.,: 9; visits him in jail, 27. Vaux, Robert, friend of Cresson, 1.363, refuses to preside at Nat. A. S. Convention, 397. Vermont, response to Southern appeal, 2.76, anti-Texas resolutions pocketed in Congress, 247, resolves against gag and for D. C. abolition, 434. Vermont Chronicle, censures G. for Sabbath views, 2.112, joy over Clerical Appeal, 140, attacks H. C. Wright, 150, on Chardon St. Convention, 424. Vermont Gazette, goes over to Jackson, 1.101; ridicules G., 116, 123. Victoria, Queen, attempted assassination,
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 11: first mission to England.—1833. (search)
erated from bondage, he should deprecate the measure as unspeakably cruel and wicked. Finding that his approval of the Society was regarded with grief by many of his dearest friends, in whose opinions he could not unite as to its evil character, See the letters of James Cropper and Arnold Buffum to Clarkson, Abolitionist, pp. 8, 39. Clarkson wrote to John Fenwick, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, Dec. 22, 1832 (Ms.): E. Cresson is a man of estimable character in Philadelphia; the bosom friend of Robert Vaux. There is nothing against the Association but rumor. It will probably be balanced by the formation of anti-slavery societies in the United States.—and in order to obtain that repose of mind which his bodily infirmities imperiously demanded,—he had resolved to occupy neutral ground, and did not wish to be ranked on either side of the controversy. He saw no reason to change his decision. [He said to me, with great emphasis,— Tell the people of Lib. 3.189. the United States, Mr. Gar<
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)
athered informally, however, some forty of them, that evening in the parlors Atlantic Monthly, Feb., 1874, p. 167. of Evan Lewis, A man who was afraid of nothing but doing or being wrong (May's Recollections, p. 82). when Lewis Tappan was called to the chair. Their chief concern was for a presiding officer for the Convention—preferably a Philadelphian whose character should propitiate public sentiment and be, says Mr. May, a voucher for our harmlessness. Robert Recollections, p. 83. Vaux, a prominent and wealthy Quaker, seemed, apart from his relations with Elliott Cresson, to fulfil these Ante, p. 363. conditions, and a committee consisting of three Friends (Evan Lewis, John G. Whittier, and Effingham L. Capron, of Uxbridge, Mass.), two clergymen (Beriah Green and S. J. May), and Lewis Tappan, was appointed to wait immediately upon him and upon one other forlorn hope. In both places they were received with mortifying frigidity and politely bowed out, and bedtime found th
Dunmore to Hillsborough, 1 May, 1772. Anthony Benezet to Granville Sharp, 14 May, 1772. Jefferson, like Richard Henry Lee, had begun his legislative career by efforts for emancipation. To the Chap. XLVII.} 1772. April. mind of Patrick Henry, the thought of slavery darkened the picture of the future, even while he cherished faith in the ultimate abolition of an evil, which, though the law sanctioned, religion opposed. Compare Patrick Henry to Anthony Benezet, 18 Jan. 1773; in Robert Vaux's Life of Benezet. To have approached Parliament with a Petition against the Slave-Trade might have seemed a recognition of its supreme legislative power; Virginia, therefore, resolved to address the King himself, who in Council had cruelly compelled the toleration of the nefarious traffic. They pleaded with him for leave to protect themselves against the crimes of commercial avarice, and these were their words: The importation of slaves into the Colonies from the Coast of Africa,