Whittier resigns from Freeman

Pennsylvania Freeman

J.G. Whittier has retired from the editorial chair of the Freeman.  The time has been when we should have deeply regretted to make this announcement; but, in his present state of mind, as it respects political action and ‘new organization’, and in view of the course he has thought proper to pursue in regard to the state of things in this his native Commonwealth, we are reconciled to his withdrawal.

(Liberator, March 6, 1840, pg 3)