Theodore Wentworth Higginson preaches in Newburyport

Under the title, The Truth Plainly, Fearlessly, and Eloquently Spoken, here is an extract of a sermon by Higginson, at the Pleasant Street
Church, Newburport (Garrison’s birthplace),  Thanksgiving Day, November 30, 1848.  After the extracts, the editor comments:  “We have no words to express the respect and admiration that we feel for the author of this faithful discourse … it ought to obtain an insertion in every free paper in the land.  Such fidelity to truth and conscience, in the American pulpit, is exceedingly rare.  If Mr. Higginson shall be allowed to retain his present position, his congregation must be indeed a model one.”  (Liberator, December 22, 1848)

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