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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Abolitionists. (search)
fore that year a colonizationist. At first free negroes were sent to the British colony of Sierra Leone. In 1820, the society tried and became dissatisfied with Sherbrook Island, and on Dec. 15, 1821, a permanent location was purchased at Cape Mesurado. In 1847. the colony declared itself an independent republic under the name of Liberia (q. v.), its capital being Monrovia. It was in 1830 that the abolitionist movement proper began. In 1829-30, William Lloyd Garrison engaged with Benjamin Lundy in publishing The genius of universal emancipation, in Baltimore. Garrison's first efforts were directed against the Colonization Society and gradual abolition. He insisted on the use of every means at all times towards abolition without regard to the wishes of slave-owners. The effects were almost immediately apparent. Abolition, with its new elements of effort and intention, was no longer a doctrine to be quietly and benignantly discussed by slave-owners. On Jan. 1, 1831, Garrison
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Black Rock, surprise of. (search)
ear Black Rock. Bisshopp surprised the camp at Black Pock. when the militia fled to Buffalo. leaving their artillery behind. Porter narrowly escaped capture in his own house. He hastened towards Buffalo, rallied a part of the militia, and, with fifty volunteer citizens, proceeded to attack the invaders. At the same time forty Indian s rose from an ambush in a ravine and rushed upon the invaders with the appalling war-whoop. The frightened British, after a very brief contest. fled in confusion to their boats, and, with their commander, hastily departed for the Canada shore, followed by volleys from American muskets. In the flight Bisshopp was mortally wounded. He was a gallant young man, only thirty years of age. He was taken to his quarters at Lundy's Lane, where he died five days after he received his wound. Over his remains in a small cemetery on the south side of Landy's Lane, more than thirty years afterwards, the sister of the young soldier erected a handsome monument.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Lundy, Benjamin 1789-1839 (search)
Lundy, Benjamin 1789-1839 Philanthropist; born in Hardwick, N. J., Jan. 4, 1789; became an abolitionist about 1810. In 1815 he founded the Union humane Society, an anti-slavery organization, in St. Clairsville, O. During different periods of his life he established anti-slavery papers in several States. He is said to have been the first to have made anti-slavery addresses and to have founded anti-slavery periodicals. He died in Lowell, Ill., Aug. 22, 1839.