wster Stanton, a very vigorous 鏉窞瓒虫荡鎸夋懇璁哄潧 Anti-Slavery editor and the husband of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the champion of women’s rights; Theodore Parker, the great Boston divine; O.B. Frothingham, another famous preacher; Thomas Wentworth Higginson, the writer; Samuel Johnson, C.L. Redmond, James Monroe, A.T. Foss, William Wells 鏉窞妗戞嬁鎸夋懇浼氭墍璁哄潧 Brown, Henry C. Wright, G.D. Hudson, Sallie Holley, Anna E. Dickinson, Aaron M. Powell, George Brodburn, Lucy Stone, Edwin Thompson, Nathaniel W. Whitney, Sumner Lincoln, James Boyle, Giles B. Stebbins, Thomas T. Stone, George M. Putnam, Joseph A. Howland, Susan B. Anthony,鏉窞鐖辨儏鏁呬簨spa椋炴満 Frances E. Watkins, Loring Moody, Adin Ballou, W.H. Fish, Daniel Foster, A.J. Conover, James
N. Buffum, Charles C. Burleigh, William Goodell, Joshua Leavitt, Charles M. Denison, Isaac Hopper, Abraham L. Cox.
To the above should be added the names of Alvin Stewart of New York, who 鏉窞spa璁哄潧issued the call for the convention that projected the Liberty party, and of John Kendrick, who executed the first will including a bequest in aid of the Abolition cause.
And here must not be omitted the name of John P. Hale, of New Hampshire, who was a candidate for the Presidency on 鏉窞娲楁荡鎸夋懇浼氭墍 the Liberty party ticket, and also a conspicuous member of the U.S. Senate.
Going westward, we come to Ohio, which became, early in the movement, the dominating center of Abolitionist influence. Salmon P. Chase was there. James G. Birney, after being forced out of Kentucky, 鏉窞鎸夋懇鐨勫湴鏂?was there. Ex-United States Senator Thomas Morris, a candidate for
the Vice-Presidency on the Liberty party ticket, was there. Leicester King and Samuel Lewis, Abolition candidates for the governorship of the State, were there. Joshua R. Giddings and United States Senator Ben. Wade were 鏉窞姘寸枟浼氭墍鐖借 there.
One great advantage the Ohio Abolitionists enjoyed was that they were harmonious and united. In the East that was not the case. There was a bitter feud between the Garrisonians, who relied on moral suasion, and the advocates of political action. All Ohio Abolitionists 鏉窞spa浼氭墍 were ready and eager to employ the ballot.
There is another name, in speaking of Ohio, that must not be omitted. Dr. Townsend was the man who made Salmon P. Chase a United States Senator, and at a time when the Abolition voting strength in Ohio was a meager fraction in comparison 鏉窞娌瑰帇鍙互骞?with that of the old parties鈥攏umbering not over one in twenty. It happened to be a time when the old parties鈥攖he Whigs and the Democrats鈥攈ad so nearly an equal representation in the State Legislature that Townsend, who was a State Senator, and two co-operating members, held a balance of 鏉窞妗戞嬁缃戠珯 power. Both parties were exceedingly anxious to control the Legislature, as that body, under the State constitution then in force, had the distribution of a great deal of patronage. The consideration for the deciding vote demanded by Townsend and his associates was the election 鏉窞鎸夋懇鏈嶅姟 of Chase to the Senate. They and the Democrats made the deal. Naturally enough, the Whigs expressed great indignation until it was shown that they had offered to enter into very much the same arrangement.
Some years before the events just spoken