Garrison and Wilberforce

During his 1833 visit to England, Garrison met William Wilberforce, the great abolitionist leader in Parliament.   He visited Wilberforce just briefly prior to his death, and then actually attended his funeral mass at Westminster, in company with George Thompson.  While in England, Garrison  spent time working against representatives of the American Colonization Society, who were there raising money for the competitive cause which Garrison despised.  Here in an August Liberator Garrison reports on his success.   “I have seen Wilberforce. He has repudiated his views of the Colonization Society, and regards its principles and purposes with disapprobation.”

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