Garrison revisits the West, and attends a large number of conventions; in particular, that at Hartford, Conn., to discuss the authority of the Scriptures, called by Andrew Jackson Davis, and mobbed by divinity students.
His ra call to
Lib. 23.63. the friends of free discussion, without distinction of sex, color, sect, or party, to meet at Hartford, Conn., on Thursday, June 2, to Sunday, June 5, for the purpose of freely and fully canvassing the origin, authority, and ie
Lib. 22.174, 183; Ms. Dec. 21, 1852, Barker to W. L. G. meetings had been crowded, with just enough opposition.
At Hartford, likewise, there was a very full attendance, but the opposition was certainly excessive.
Not that the clergy of the cit like order was restored.
And this was the best defence of the plenary inspiration of the Bible that pious, evangelical Hartford had to make on the occasion!
After the adjournment, the theological ruffians (some of them the sons of Southern men-ste