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LECTURES

OF

GEORGE THOMPSON,

WITH A FULL REPORT OF THE DISCUSSION BETWEEN MR. THOMPSON
AND MR. BORTHWICK, THE PRO-SLAVERY AGENT, HELD AT
THE ROYAL AMPHITHEATRE, LIVERPOOL, (ENG.) AND
WHICH CONTINUED FOR SIX EVENINGS WITH UN-
ABATED INTEREST: COMPILED FROM VARIOUS

ENGLISH EDITIONS. ALSO, A BRIEF

HISTORY OF HIS CONNECTION

WITH THE

ANTI-SL A VERY CAUSE

IN ENGLAND,

BY WM. LLOYD GARRISON.

BOSTON:
PUBLISHED BY ISAAC KNAPP.

1836.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1836, by

ISAAC KNAPP, In the Clerk's office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

PRINTED BY ISAAC KNAPP.

MR. THOMPSON IN ENGLAND.

In the spring of 1833, I was sent to England as the representative of the New England Anti-Slavery Society, to undeceive the philanthropists of that country, (who had been misled by Elliot Cresson,) in relation to the character and designs of the American Colonization Society, and to enlist their moral energies for the extinction of American slavery. Convicted of doubledealing, cowardice, and imposture, Mr. Cresson soon afterward left England in disgrace, and returned to a country, whose prejudices and oppressions enable him to pursue his mischievous work with more facility and success.

Most happily for my mission, I found on my arrival in London, a large body of anti-slavery delegates, the élite of the cause, assembled from various parts of the kingdom, to watch the progress of the Emancipation Bill through Parliament. A majority of this body were highly influential members of the Society of Friends-among whom it will susfice to name Josiah Forster, William Allen, Robert Forster, James Cropper, Joseph John Gurney, William Forster, Richard Barrett, Richard Ball, Emanuel Cooper, Joseph Cooper, Joseph Sturge, Joseph Eaton, and Arthur West, as specimens of the elevated character of the whole body of delegates. Associated with these dis

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