Criticism of Abby Kelley

October 4, 1844

Under the Refuge of Oppression there is an article from the Boston Mercantile Journal, very critical of Kelley.  On page three there is a strong response.  “The editor of this Journal is one of those unprincipled, time-serving men, whose rule of right is popular opinion, and who are as incapable of appreciating as they are of performing great and noble deeds in the cause of humanity…”  It goes on to name the article as vulgar and brutal “in derogation of that gifted and philanthropic woman, the ornament of her sex, Abby Kelley…..