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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Chapter 3: Whittier the politician (search)
e and worthy a representative of her honour, her freedom, and intellect, as Charles Sumner. He is a noble and gifted man, earnest and truthful. I hope great things of him, and I do not fear for his integrity and fidelity, under any trial. That Sims case was particularly mean on the part of the Boston shopkeepers. I never felt so indignant as when I saw the courthouse in chains. Pickard's Whittier, I. 355, 356. This last reference was to the rendition of Thomas Sims, a fugitive slave, duringThomas Sims, a fugitive slave, during the progress of whose case, at the Boston Court-house, the doors were protected by chains. In July, 1854, Whittier was invited by Ralph Waldo Emerson and others, to attend a meeting of the friends of freedom in Boston, to form a new party organization, from men from both political folds; this being one of the meetings which led to the formation of the Republican party. His reply, addressed to Emerson ( Amesbury, 3rd 7th month ), was as follows:-- The circular signed by thyself and oth
Thomas Wentworth Higginson, John Greenleaf Whittier, Index. (search)
sa. Sargent, Mrs. John T., her Sketches and Reminiscences of the Radical Club, quoted, 100, 101. Sargent, Rev. John T., 100. Scotland, 6. Scott, Sir, Walter, 107, 109; his Fair Maid of Perth, mentioned, 7; quoted about Melrose Abbey, 174. Sedgwick, Catherine M., 16. Sewall, Samuel E., 50, 51, 68. Sewall family, 52. Shakespeare, William, 19, 150, 152, 154. Shaw, Col. Robert Gould, 112. Shipley, Thomas, 52. Sigourney, Mrs. L. H., 35; Whittier's letter to, 37, 38. Sims, Thomas, case of, 46. Sisters, the, 145-147. Smalley, George W., 94. Smith, Mary Emerson, the object of Whittier's poem Memo ries, 137, 138. Snow-bound, quoted, 6,8-13. Southampton, England, 4. South Carolina, 60, 115. Stanton, Henry B., 77. Stedman, Edmund C., 185; his opinion of Whittier, 154-157. Sterne, Laurence, 37, 103, 179. Stetson, Mr., 59. Stoddard, R. H., 178. Story, W. W., 178. Stowe, Dr. C. E., 104. Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 104; acquaintance with Whittier, 112.