Garrison Visit with Moses Brown

Moses Brown was one of the famous family involved in the founding of Brown University, remembered for involvement in the slave trade.   He was clearly the Abolitionist among the family.  In an October, 1832 edition of the Liberator, Garrison mentions him:  “I made a short visit to the venerable Moses Brown,  (the patriarch of Friends), who is now in his ninety-fifth year.  — He is certainly an extraordinary man, and sustains the heavy weight of almost a century, in an extraordinary manner…”

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