Phillips, Wendell

1864 AQS quoting John Brown

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(1811-1884) Reformer, prominent abolitionist from 1837, associate of Wm. Lloyd Garrison; president of Anti-Slavery Society 1865-70. Phillips contented that racial injustice was the source of all of society's ills, and, like Garrison, denounced the Constitution for tolerating slavery. In later years advocated prohibition, woman suffrage, Native American rights, penal reforms, regulation of corporations, and organization of the working class. 1864 8 x 5 AQS, in full: “’Count that day lost whose low descending sun sees at thy hand no worthy action done.’ These lines John Brown taught to each of his children. [signature] Feby '64”. John Brown (1800-1859) Abolitionist leader, led anti-slavery forces in “Bleeding Kansas”, responsible for Pottsawatomie, Kansas massacre. He seized Harpers Ferry, Virginia and goverment arsenal there as a spark for slave insurrection which did not come about. He was captured, arrested and hanged.

Condition: Very good, mail folds
Type:Autograph Quotation Signed






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