an to agitate and seek the assistance of those with whom he had worked in the anti-slavery cause.
The Fells cause and the cause of the slave were common causes and the interest of all, and he therefore invited the assistance of all; but it was only the money men and the politicians that he sought—or had to seek; the men of soul came of their own accord, and, in so far as they were his anti-slavery co-workers, consisted of Theodore D. Weld, John G. Whittier, and Samuel E. Sewell.
When Sylvester Baxter, in his Boston Park Guide, said of What Mr. Wright's persistence had created, The public sentiment aroused by this agitation finally led to the Metropolitan Park System, he was writing history, not politics.
The hearings before the City Council Committee took place in 1869.
Of the General Court action, which in 1870 was the outcome of these hearings, Mr. Wright in his Appeal called The Park Question, wrote: The well-guarded Park bill of last year, which submitted the whole problem o