fashionable and aristocratic, and then the only, public library — paid her the almost unique compliment of sending her a free ticket of admission.
When, in 1833, she published her Appeal in behalf of that Class of Americans called Africans, she of course sent that library a copy.
Whether they ever placed the book on their shelves I do not know, but at any rate the directors immediately withdrew her ticket of admission.
And a prominent lawyer, afterwards a notorious attorney-general of Massachusetts, is said to have used tongs to fling the obnoxious volume out of his window.
This is a sad record; but to recall it is only fair tribute to the young author, who never faltered; only gave to the hated and struggling cause a more public adhesion and a more liberal support.
Hardly ever was there a costlier sacrifice.
Few of us can appreciate it to-day.
Narrow means just changing to ease; after a weary struggle, fame and social position in her grasp; every door opening before her; the
An English governess at the Siamese Court, 210.
Animals, the treatment of, 214.
Anti-Slavery Society (Mass.), annual meeting of, mobbed, 148-150.
Appeal in behalf of that Class of Americans called Africans, by Mrs. Child, IX.,, Mrs. M. J. C., letter of, to Mrs. Child, 120; Mrs. Child's reply to, 123.
Mason and Slidell, capture of, 162.
Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, annual meeting of mobbed, 148-150.
Massachusetts Journal, the, VIII.
May, Rev., Samuel, 7Massachusetts Journal, the, VIII.
May, Rev., Samuel, 72.
May, Rev. Samuel J., commends Mrs Chill's Progress of Religious Ideas, 77; meets Mrs. Child, 156; letters to, 192, 194; his Recollections of our Anti-slavery conflict, 194; death of, 212; reminiscence of, 249.
Med, the slave-child, case of, 21.
Parsons, Mrs. S. M., letters to, 137, 229, 242, 243.
Paul, the Apostle, 201,202.
Personal Liberty Bill of Massachusetts, effort to repeal the, 145.
Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart, 229.
Phillips, Wendell, confronts a mob, 147-149; defends t