George Thompson Garrison is Born

All seven of the Garrison children were named for Abolitionists.  The first, born in 1836, was named for the English abolitionist, George Thompson, whom Garrison met on his 1833 trip to the UK.  Thompson has experienced in England some of the same intense verbal vitriol, calling him “fanatic”, similarly experienced  here by Garrison. They became constant co-laborers  in the international abolitionist cause. Garrison, writing to Helen tells of a letter he has received from Thompson, in which Thompson gratefully acknowledges that the babe is named, George Thompson Garrison.  ” Thompson says that our dear babe, with such a name as he has,  “must be a double dipped fanatic .. George Thompson GARRISON !!”

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