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Salem (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
. There was a very large audience; and among them were several old people, who well remembered him during his residence in that city. At the Yearly Meeting also she paid a tribute to his virtues; it being the custom of Friends, on such occasions, to make tender allusion to the worthies who have passed from among them in the course of the year. The family received many letters of sympathy and condolence, from which I will make a few brief extracts. Mrs. Marianne C. D. Silsbee, of Salem, Massachusetts, thus speaks of him, in a letter to his son John: I have thought much of you all, since your great loss. How you must miss his grand, constant example of cheerful trust, untiring energy, and love to all! What a joy to have had such a father! To be the son of such a man is ground for honest pride. The pleasure of having known him, the honor of having been in social relations with him, will always give a charm to my life. I cherish among my most precious recollections the pleasant
Louisville (Kentucky, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
n, and he was punished by being sold to a speculator, carried off hand-cuffed, with his feet tied under the horse's belly, and finally shipped for Louisiana with a coffle of five hundred slaves. He was bought by a gambler, who took him to Louisville, Kentucky. When he had lived there three years, his master, having lost large sums of money, told him he should be obliged to sell him. Thomas had meanwhile ascertained that his father had removed to Kentucky, and was still a very wealthy man. He ontreated his father to purchase him, with a view to manumission; but himself and his proposition were both treated with supreme contempt. Thus rejected by his father, and unable to discover any traces of his mother, he returned disheartened to Louisville, and was soon after sent to New-Orleans to be sold. Mr. John P. Darg, a speculator in slaves, bought him; and he soon after married a girl named Mary, who belonged to his new master. Mr. Darg went to New-York, to visit some relatives, and too
New York (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
friends. For that purpose, he removed to the city of New-York in 1829. In the autumn of the following yea life. John Hopper, Esq., now a lawyer in the city of New-York, had occasion to go to the South on business. he unfortunately encountered a marshal of the city of New-York, who was much employed in catching runaway slain no respect distrained of her liberty in the city of New-York. Thou art a very respectable looking man, ss. The state of things among Quakers in the city of New-York may be inferred from the fact that this ministal intelligent and benevolent gentlemen in the city of New-York were much interested in the condition of crimied a provision shop on his own account, in the city of New-York, and was successful. He and his tidy little wo catch the breeze, that always refreshes the city of New-York, after a sultry day. On such occasions, the chaac T. Hopper, on Tuesday evening last, in the city of New-York; the friend of the friendless—boundless in his
Savannah (Georgia, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
t the pamphlets in his trunk, and started for Savannah, where he arrived on the twenty-eighth of Jantly by his own act, and thus save the city of Savannah from the disgrace of the deed. Of the two te, and receiving the assurance that he came to Savannah solely on commercial business, the magistratenti-slavery society, and that his business in Savannah had no connection whatever with that subject.ddressed the following letter to the mayor of Savannah: New-York, 4th month, 18th, 1836. Frien informed that very soon after his arrival in Savannah, the fact became known to a marshal of this If it is the determination of the people of Savannah to deliver up to a lawless and blood-thirsty which any of them could read. My son went to Savannah solely on his own private business, without amprovements in civilization. The people of Savannah profess Christianity; but what avails professa trying place to lodge in another night. At Savannah the landlord of a tavern where they lodged, o[1 more...]
Worcester (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
with regard to war. The first runaway, who was endangered by the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law in 1850, happened to be placed under his protection. A very goodlooking colored man, who escaped from bondage, resided some years in Worcester, Massachusetts, and acquired several thousand dollars by hair-dressing. He went to New-York to be married, and it chanced that his master arrived in Worcester in search of him, the very day that he started for that city. Some person friendly to the cWorcester in search of him, the very day that he started for that city. Some person friendly to the colored man sent information to New-York by telegraph; but the gentleman to whom it was addressed was out of the city. One of the operators at the telegraph office said, Isaac T. Hopper ought to know of this message; and he carried it himself. Friend Hopper was then eighty years old, but he sprang out of bed at midnight, and went off with all speed to hunt up the fugitive. He found him, warned him of his danger, and offered to secrete him. The colored man hesitated. He feared it might be a t
Bordentown (New Jersey, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
ined silent. The lesson took effect. The heap of dirt was soon removed, and never appeared afterward. Such a character as Isaac T. Hopper was of course well known throughout the city where he lived. Every school-boy had heard something of his doings, and as he walked the street, everybody recognized him, from the chief justice to the chimney-sweep. His personal appearance was calculated to attract attention, independent of other circumstances. Joseph Bonaparte, who then resided at Bordentown, was attracted toward him the first moment he saw him, on account of a strong resemblance to his brother Napoleon. They often met in the steamboat going down the Delaware, and on such occasions, the ex-king frequently pointed him out as the most remarkable likeness of the emperor, that he had ever met in Europe or America. He expressed the opinion that with Napoleon's uniform on, he might be mistaken for him, even by his own household; and if he were to appear thus in Paris, nothing coul
Bloomingdale (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
lly intelligent, active and energetic; and the limitations of a prison had a worse effect upon her, than they would have had on a more stolid temperament. In the course of a year or two, her mind began to sink under the pressure, and finally exhibited signs of melancholy insanity. Friend Hopper had an interview with her soon after she was conveyed to Sing Sing, and found her in a state of deep dejection. She afterward became completely deranged, and was removed to the Lunatic Asylum at Bloomingdale. He and his wife visited her there, and found her in a state of temporary rationality. Her manners were quiet and pleasing, and she appeared exceedingly gratified to see them. The superintendent granted permission to take her with them in a walk through the grounds, and she enjoyed this little excursion very highly. But when one of the company remarked that it was a very pleasant place, she sighed deeply, and replied, Yes, it is a pleasant place to those who can leave it. But chains
Havre De Grace (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
threatenings of all Northern people. But I did not spare him; which occasioned a bystander to express, with an oath, that I should be popped over. We left them distressed in mind; and having a lonesome wood of twelve miles to pass through, we were in full expectation of their waylaying, or coming after us, to put their wicked threats in execution. As early as 1806, James Lindley, of Pennsylvania, had a large piece of iron hurled at him, as he was passing through the streets, at Havre de Grace, Maryland. Three of his ribs were broken, and several teeth knocked out, and he was beaten till he was supposed to be dead. All this was done merely because they mistook him for Jacob Lindley, the Quaker preacher, who was well known as a friend to fugitives from slavery. In view of these, and other similar facts, Friend Hopper was never disposed to blame abolitionists for excitements at the South, as many of the Quakers were inclined to do. He had a sincere respect for the integrity and con
Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
nd directly against slavery, than he did in New-York or Pennsylvania, for the simple reason that it seemed to be more neededenty-two miles from London, he visited the grave of William Penn. In his journal, he says: The ground is surrounded byations of the future. I love to dwell upon my visit to Pennsylvania. I never saw happier or more lovely homes. Never visi a suitable home for her; and a worthy Quaker family in Pennsylvania, who were acquainted with all the circumstances, agreedly calm and settled, he and his wife accompanied her to Pennsylvania, and saw her established among her new friends, who rects in execution. As early as 1806, James Lindley, of Pennsylvania, had a large piece of iron hurled at him, as he was pas, Professor of English and Oratory in the University of Pennsylvania, who, sixty years before, had preached the first sermon and pleasure as if he had been anticipating a visit to Pennsylvania. Sometimes, when he was much exhausted with physical p
Quaker (West Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
ion, Friend Hopper went into the Court of Chancery in Dublin, and kept his hat on, according to Quaker custom. While he was listening to the pleading, he noticed that a person who sat near the Chancdoes us some good. But you come and prache and pray, and then you are gone. One look from that Quaker gentleman is worth all the praching and praying that be in you. The vessel encountered a dens he gets his living by; and these books are the tools he must use. The clergyman being aware of Quaker views with regard to a paid ministry, seemed doubtful whether to be pleased or not, with such a himself come back again! He remarked to some of his acquaintance that he would gladly give that Quaker gentleman one hundred dollars a night, if he would consent to appear on the stage in the costumeis trunk, and searched his pockets for abolition documents. When they found the harmless little Quaker tract about the colony at Sierra Leone, they screamed with exultation. They shouted, Here is wh
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