Increasing statements against Lyman Beecher, and colonizationists.

“Although Garrison had hoped to reach reform-minded benevolent leaders through The Liberator, their initial apathy changed into hostility as he increased the tempo of his attacks, especially against the ACS.  Lyman Beecher, among others, felt obliged to warn his congregation to disregard the ‘few foolish whites’ who opposed the benevolent plan for repatriation and ‘recklessly’ advocated immediate abolition.  (It was the first time, said Garrison, that Dr. Beecher had advised “a gradual abolition of wickedness.”)   (Source:  Henry Mayer, All on Fire, page 118)

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