Death if Arthur Tappan

Death of Arthur Tappan, Esq. At the ripe age of 80 years, this once distinguished merchant of New York, princely philanthropist, and for many years the honored President of the American Anti-Slavery Society, was translated to a higher sphere of life, and few days since, in New Haven. He was one of the earliest Abolitionists, encountering all possible obloquy and running through great perils with wonderful serenity and courage, giving liberally to sustain the righteous cause, and exerting an immense personal influence through his pure Christian character and spotless integrity. We owe to him our liberation from the Baltimore prison in 1830, and on that benevolent act what far-reaching events have since hinged! – Happily, he was permitted to see the abolition of the slave system, and his beloved country redeemed and disenthralled, before he was called to his eternal rest. Forever honored and blessed be his memory!

(Liberator, July 28, 1865, pg 2)