1830 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Frances Wright

Anonymous, "Frances Wright" Genius of Universal Emancipation [Baltimore] S3 1 (April 1830) 6.



The last advices from Hayti, state that this lady has arrived, with her Slaves, at Port-au-Prince; and had also taken with her a cargo of provisions, to be disposed of for their benefit. Thus, between twenty and thirty more human beings have been rescued from degradation and Slavery; and I rejoice that it is done, as sincerely as though it had been accomplished by myself, or any other professor of Christianity. However we may disapprove her sentiments on religious subjects, it would be unchristian and unmannerly, to withhold the meed of merit for her philanthropic exertions, relative to the poor and oppressed Africans. I trust that even the gallant Col. Stone, of the New-York Commercial Advertiser, will respond "amen," to this.