Non-Resistance

July 6, 1849

In a letter to Garrison, Edward Search, writing for London, June, 1849, comments on his “my advertence to the doctrine of non-resistance….I am with you in the end you seek.  My difficulty is in the mode, and not in principle.  I do not see how the Italians, or any other State under the dominion and government of Austria, which has always been enforced by the dungeons of Spielberg and other similar bastilles are to emancipate themselves by walking unresistingly off to those dungeons.”   With this comment, Search continues the discussion, ending with high praise for Garrison:  “I shall feel that you are safe from backsliding, and that you are entitled to the second part of your well known motto, that ‘that your countrymen are all mankind’.”