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Meeting of the [Massachusetts] State Council, in Behalf of Colored Americans
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We, the undersigned, do not concur in the complaint against Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe as embodied in the above resolutions. We deem it premature, inasmuch as no evidence has been submitted to this Council, of any definite promise thus made to the colored people by Mrs. Stowe, and consequently no violation thereof; and for the further reason, that said resolutions imply a dictation on our part, as to the modus operandi through which certain donations are to be applied.
Believing them calculated to result in more harm than good, we protest against their adoption.
William C. Nell, Jeremiah B. Sanderson,
Henry Hatton, Jonas W. Clark
List of the names of members of Mass State Council:--
Joel W. Lewis, Lewis Hayden, Robert Morris, Robert Johnson, Jonas W. Clark, Nestor P. Freeman, Leonard A. Grimes, H. Hatton, of Suffolk.
John M. Lenox, of Middlesex.
John T. Hilton, of Norfolk.
Thomas H. Ringgold, Perry Adams, of Hampden.
Francis Clough, William H. Brown, of Worcester.
Henry O. Remington, Wm. H. Woods, George Gilmore, of Bristol.
Wesley Berry, of Nantucket.
C. Lenox Remond, J. W. Fountain, of Essex.
At 1 o'clock, P.M., the Council adjourned.
HENRY O. REMINGTON, Pres't.
Leonard A. Grimes, } Vice Prest's
Perry F. Adams, }
Jeremiah Sanderson, } Sec's pro tem.
Nestor P. Freeman }
The Liberator, February 24, 1854; Frederick Douglass' Paper, March 31, 1854.
1. Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879), mentioned above, was founder of the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1833. His fiery newspaper, the Liberator, founded in 1831, launched the militant antislavery crusade in the period before the Civil War.
2. Leonard A. Grimes was a former runaway slave who became active as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. After having escaped from his native Virginia, he engaged as a hackman in Washington, D.C., eventually owing a number of horses and carriages with the ingenious design of rescuing slaves as well as of conveying paying passengers. His luck finally failed, and he was seized and jailed by Virginia authorities for spiriting a slave family away in a hack. After serving his time in a Richmond prison, he went to Boston and became pastor of the influential Twelfth-Street Baptist Church. While living in Boston, Grimes played a leading role in the famous Anthony Burns case of 1854. Burns, a fugitive, was seized in Boston and returned slavery. Later, however, Grimes rallied the free Negro community of that city, raised $1,300, and secured Burns' freedom.
3. Lewis Hayden (1816-1889) was born a slave in Kentucky. While in bondage, he watched as members of his family were separated and sold and mother driven to madness. Sold twice at auction himself, Hayden was thirty three years old and married by the time he managed to escape from slavery He had taught himself to read by painfully struggling through discarded newspapers and the Bible. In a dramatic flight in a hack with his wife and son, he fled from Kentucky to Canada; later he moved to Detroit, where he built a church and school; finally he moved to Boston. Here he established a clothing store and became a leading figure in the Negro community. When he died,
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