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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 2, Chapter 1: the Boston mob (second stage).—1835. (search)
bag of feathers, a corrosive liquor, and a quantity of an indelible ink was procured and in readiness. The plan was, to take you and Mr. Thompson to the Common, strip, tar-and-feather you, and then dye your face and hands black in a manner that would never change from a night negro color. One of the young men told me that nothing but the energy and decision of the Mayor and his assistants saved you from your destined fate. According to E. N. Moore, it was a room-mate of his and Rand's, Ben. Willis, a very stout boy for his years, and full of the old Nick, who directed the mob to Wilson's Lane, discovered Mr. Garrison in his concealment, and put the rope around his body, holding on to it till knocked away by the rescuers (Boston Sunday Budget, Mar. 18, 1883). A cord was put around his body, under the arms. Several in the crowd sang out, Don't throw him out! Don't hurt him! A plank or ladder was then placed in the door at an angle of about forty-five degrees; in a sitting postur
rt George [1792-1861], 1.379. Graham Journal, 2.223. Grant, Moses [1785-862], paper dealer (Grant & Daniell), 1.223; attends G.'s lecture, 212. Grattan, Henry and James, 1.379. Greele, Samuel [1783-1861], type-founder, 1.73, (Greele & Willis), 220. Greeley, Horace [1811-1872], praises Journal of the Times, 1.113.—Portrait in Life. Green, Beriah, Rev. [b. Preston, Conn., Mar. 24, 1795; d. Whitesboro, N. Y., May 4, 1874], professor in Western Reserve College, 1.300; drops Coloniz463; V. P. of Am. Union, 1.470; praises Channing's Essay, 2.54; presides at Peace Convention, 227. Williams, Henry, part in Boston mob, 2.1, 17. Williams, John S., 1.279. Williams, Peter, Rev., 1.313. Williams, Ransom G., 2.75, 85. Willis, Benjamin, 2.21. Winslow, Edward, 2.198. Winslow, Emily Annette [b. Havre, France, July 5, 1822], delegate to World's Convention, 2.353, 383. Winslow, Hubbard, Rev. [1800-1864], puts human law above divine, 1.478, pro-slavery sermons, 2.63, conde