A Difference in Names “ The Tribune calls William Lloyd Garrison a “renowned philanthropist.’ . We call him a notorius fanatic. We do not question the honesty of Mr. Garrison’s opinions, but we do not admit that the word, ‘renowned’ in its honorable signification, or ‘philanthropist’, applies to an American citizen who disowns his citizenship, who pronounces the Constitution of the United States, a ‘covenant with hell’ and who boldly declares his object to be the destruction of the Union.…. If Mr. Garrison is not one of the most dangerous men in the land, it is only because of the extreme character of his views, and the violence of his modes of expressing them, prevent him from having many followers..” Providence Journal.
(Liberator, July 15, 1859, pg 1)