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Biographical sketch of Wendell Phillips. Universal liberty was the inheritance of Wendell Phil
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Wendell Phillips, at the age of twenty-four, found himself llips is born.
At the age of twenty-six, Mr. Phillips found himself a leader among the devotees o ing of the war between the States, in 1861, Mr. Phillips advocated disunion as the only road to abol years of his life had been devoted.
But Mr. Phillips could not remain idle.
Restless energy was prohibitionists of Massachusetts nominated Mr. Phillips for governor of his native State.
In the e ed ballots.
It could be truthfully said of Mr. Phillips, that least of all was he an office-seeker. posed to the principles which he espoused.
Mr. Phillips left no complete collection of his works.
t, had he done so, he would not have been Wendell Phillips.
For him it was an opportunity, and in h ath was angina pectoris.
No eulogy of Wendell Phillips is required.
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Biographical sketch of Wendell Phillips. Universal liberty was the inheritance of Wendell Phillips. The blood of unmitigated Puritan and of unsullied Revolutionary sires ran in his veins. Freedom of thought and of religion had been the stamping-ground of his ancestors. He strove for them, no less than for freedom of being and of action. Born in Boston,--of which city his father, John Phillips, was the first mayor,--on the 29th of November, 1811, he was early destined to strange distinctions. In 1831 he was graduated from Harvard College; in 1834 he completed a course of study at the Harvard Law School, and received the degree of bachelor of laws. In the same year he was admitted to practise at the Suffolk bar. To him, however, the law was not the all-absorbing study of a lifetime; and, impatient of its details, he sought recreation in the exciting topics of the times. Already, when he came to sign the roll of the court as a member of the bar of Suffolk, had he ventur