To Miss Lucy Osgood. Wayland, October 28, 1856.
Did you take note of T. W. Higginson's sermon to the people of Lawrence, in Kansas?
His text was from the Prophet Nehemiah, commanding the people to fight for their wives, their children, and their homes.
What a convenient book that Old Testament is, whenever there is any fighginson's course; but if they admit that war is ever justifiable, I think they are inconsistent to blame him. If the heroes of ‘76 were praiseworthy, the heroes of Kansas will be more praiseworthy for maintaining their rights, even unto death.
But, It is treason; it is revolution, they exclaim.
They seem to forget that the war ofent, not with a foreign foe; and the wrongs to be redressed were not worthy of a thought in comparison with the accumulation of outrages upon the free settlers in Kansas.
This battle with the overgrown slave power is verily the great battle of Armageddon.
I suppose you know that the Supreme Court of the United States has settled
xperiences, 74, 75; spends a lonely winter at Wayland, 75; prefers Mendelssohn:s music to Beethoven's, and Raphael's works to Michael Angelo's, 76; her labor in writing The progress of Religious Ideas, 78; her interest in the Fremont campaign and Kansas conflict, 79, 80: working for the Kansas emigrants, 83; writes a Free Soil song, 83; death of her father, 87; interviews with Charles Sumner and Henry Wilson, 88; her low estimate of worldly rank, 89 ; corresponds with Miss Mattie Griffith, 89: m commemorate John Brown's death, 137.
Constantine, the Emperor, his conversion to Christianity, 187.
Constitution, U. S., passage of 13th Amendment to, 188.
Contrabands, anecdotes of the, 158: donations for, 165.
Conway, Martin F., of Kansas, 168.
Correggio's Diana, Toschi's engraving of, 70.
Countess of Rudolstaat, The, a novel, 62.
Crawford, Mr., of London, 12.
Cumaean Sibyl, by Domenichino, 57.
Curtis, George William, 79: oration of, 85 ; conducts Sunday services,