reverence for her memory carries an air of solemnity about it, as though she had been an angelic visitant from another sphere. . . .
This afternoon I leave for Detroit, where I am to speak to-morrow afternoon and evening.
There is a good deal of excitement in that place, caused by the recent meetings held there by S. S. and Abby K. Foster.
The Detroit papers are full of pro-slavery slang, especially the Free Soil paper, which
Free Democrat. has assailed our friends after the style of Bennett's Herald.
On November 9, 1853, Mrs. Foster wrote from Plymouth, Mich., to Samuel May, Jr. (Ms.): We are doing over again, in Michigan, what we did nearly fifteen years ago in New England, and eight years ago in Ohio— fighting New Organization, here under the cover of Free Democracy.
We little dreamed, when we came here, what we should have to encounter.
It never occurred to us that, as a matter of course, this conflict must be passed [through] everywhere before genuine anti-slavery cou