Death of William Ellery Channing

Death of Wm. Ellery Channing

Intelligence has been received in this city of the decease of this distinguished writer, philanthropist and divine, at Bennington, Vermont, on Sunday afternoon last, after a short illness.  It excites no ordinary sensation in this community, and cannot fail of doing so wherever it shall spread.  No man in this country stood so prominently in European estimation, on account of his benignant spirit and fine literary attainments, as Dr.Channing.  One of his last public efforts was the delivery of an address at Lenox, in this State, on the first of August, in eulogy of West India emancipation, and in furtherance of the anti-slavery enterprise  in our own land  — a copy of which we have not seen, but which is highly commended in the Anti-Slavery Standard and other journals.

                                        (Liberator, Oct 7, 1842, p 3)