William Lloyd Garrison And His Times by Oliver Johnson

William Lloyd Garrison And His Times

byOliver Johnson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...prevent such offences." Symptoms like these of a readiness on the part of the North to put the Abolitionists down by law naturally encouraged the South to demand legislation for that purpose. /Gov. McDuffie, in his message to the Legislature df South Carolina, after declaring slavery to be "the corner-stone of the Kepublican edifice," and that the laboring population of any community, " bleached or unbleached," is a "dangerous element in the body politic," and after predicting that the laboring people of the North would be virtually reduced to slavery within twenty-five years, declared that "the laws of every community should punish such interference," as that of the Abolitionists with slavery, " with death without benefit of clergy." The Legislature, responding to the Governor's recommendation, promptly resolved, "That the Legislature of South Carolina, having every confidence in the justice and friendship of the non-slaveholding States, announces her confident expectation, and she earnestly requests, that the government of these States will promptly and effectually suppress all those associations Avithin their respective limits purporting to be abolition societies." The Legislatures of North Carolina, Alabama and Virginia adopted resolutions of the same character. These demands were sent in due form to the governors of the non-slaveholding States/ la what spirit were they received? I have not been able to find a single instance in which they awakened the least degree of surprise or indignation, or called forth such a rebuke as they deserved. My impression is that most of the Northern governors contented themselves with a formal and perfunctory transmission of them, without comment, to their respective Legislatures. Not so, however, the...

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Title:William Lloyd Garrison And His TimesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217417965

ISBN - 13:9780217417969

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