Hutchinson Family Criticized

April 28, 1848

In the context of an exchange between Garrison and Jesse Hutchinson, Jr.,  there is reference to a recent concert in which the family has sung praise of/to Henry Clay.   Garrison refers to the song “which was sung in the presence of that incorrigible slaveholder at New York, by the ‘family’, and the last verse of which runs thus —
  Then, hail! all hail! thrice-honored sage,
    Our most distinquished guest
  We’ll venerate the good old age,
     Brave Harry of the west!

Garrison calls upon the family to “express their regret”…and in doing so, “they will again commend themselves to the good wishes and liberal patronage of abolitionists… We dismiss the subject.”

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