March 3, 1843

Under the Refuge of Oppression, is an item from the Maine Cultivator, signed by “Xenos”.  It evokes a “middle course” for thought and action.  “If the Garrison school remembered this, they would lead useful lives by devoting themselves to honorable industry, instead of instituting an apostleship of error, and under the pretense of reforming the public mind, endeavoring to transform it into a state of rebellion against all authority, human and divine.  ….. How pitiable it is that so many should undertake to walk in his erring footsteps…..”

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