January 7, 1848
From the New England Puritan, and placed under Refuge of Oppression, ” .. we have a multitude of reforms, so entitled, which assail the church and the clergy as false to Scripture principles…. By going back some sixteen or seventeen years, we find the beginning of this new mode of warfare, and the inventor to be Wm. Lloyd Garrison….. he commenced filling the columns of the Liberator with Scripture quotations and religious appeals….to deceive many Christians as to his real character and motives, and very soon created quite an effervescence in the bosom of the church…. He has been successful, however, in doing much injury to the church….”
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