Here is the story told in Mayer’s book, of the lecture given by Lloyd in London, June 10, 1833…..Cresson. agent of the ACS was also in London, and had been…

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1833 Colonization, Anti-colonization Cresson, Elliot Thompson, George

Here are letters received from people who have heard George Thompson, one who comments that Thompson has lectured nine times in one week!   High praise for Thompson’s witness through all.

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1835 Thompson, George

From the Mercantile Journal of July 6, there is an item titled, A Disgraceful Act, addressed to a “Mr. Sleeper”, it is signed by “A Protestant Clergyman”.  It describes a…

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1836 Catholics - Anti Churches Thompson, George

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1845 Clarkson, Thomas Haughton Pease, Elizabeth Thompson, George

October 30, 1846 This letter from Thompson tells of the visit which he, Garrison, and Douglass had with Clarkson. “The present seems a suitable moment for me to say, that…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1846 Clarkson, Thomas Douglass, Frederick Thompson, George


November 1, 1850 Announcing the arrival of Thompson, there is indication that there will be a “grand reception meeting” at Faneuil Hall, and that colored citizens are preparing a public…

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November 8, 1850 Here is notice that the Daily Times has encouraged a petition to the Mayor and Aldermen against the use of Faneuil Hall for abolitionists who wish to…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Fugitive Slave Laws Thompson, George

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Douglass, Frederick Thompson, George Violence vs. Garrison & Others

November 22, 1850 This announces that the citizens of Worcester have requested the meeting to be held there.  Thompson, Garrison, Phillips, others will speak. Comment by the Editor:  “As a…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Hilton, John T. Remond, Lenox Thompson, George

March 28, 1851 Under the Refuge of Oppression, from the Syracuse Star, comes this assessment of Thompson’s appearance:   “He is not without power as an orator, but at the same…

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November 5, 1858 A letter from London, brings encouraging news of the health of Thompson, who has “suffered fearfully from a complication of maladies”.

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1858 Thompson, George

September 7, 1860 Here is a letter to Garrison,  written from London, in which Thompson tells of his improved health, and that he has been able to complete forty or…

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1860 Thompson, George

June 28, 1861 Writing to Garrison, from London, Thompson affirms that he is “not discouraged because the abolition of slavery is not one of the declared objects of the President…

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1861 Thompson, George

February 19, 1864 Notice of a gathering to honor Thompson, now to visit the United States.  “It will be an occasion of historic interest, and we trust eminently creditable to…

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1864 Thompson, George