References to Wilberforce & Child

A tribute to Wilberforce

In regard to Child’s new work , her Appeal, a note from the Christian Watchman:

After a reflection on her eminence as an author:   “We are not sure that Mrs. Child will immediately obtain much commendation for her last book, for which she has taken the
unpopular side of a question which is much agitated…..We admire the moral courage of this lady in risking her literary name by taking the stand which she does in this volume. Mrs.Child may be censured by many as imprudent, for this is not infrequently the fate of those who are the advocates and justice and mercy  –but believing that her cause is good, we congratulate her on the meed of praise which she merits, and which we doubt not will be awarded to her at no distant day……”’