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Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 1, Chapter 13: Marriage.—shall the Liberator die?George Thompson.—1834. (search)
brother's welcome to the founder and representative of the New England Anti-Slavery Society on his reaching England in 1833. A shake of the hand by this madman turned the current London Breakfast to W. L. G. p. 47. of his life, and decided the character of his future occupations. The talents of George Thompson were such as would have insured him brilliant success at the bar, and he was strongly urged to enter the legal profession by such eminent members of it as Lord Brougham, Edmund Quincy writes to Mr. Garrison from Boston, Aug. 10, 1838: I have just heard part of a letter from Charles Sumner, in which he says that he heard Lord Brougham's anti-slavery speech in the House of Lords, in which he paid the highest compliments to George Thompson, saying that he was one of the most eloquent men he had ever heard either in or out of Parliament, etc. This was suppressed, for some reason or other, in the Reports. Brougham's speech was made July 16 (Lib. 8.151). the Right Hon. Ste