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Transcription 370 EXPLANATORY NOTES
"enthusiasts." In The Abolitionists (1837) he was more
sympathetic to them.
29.4 "Thompson": George Thompson (1804—1878) was a British
abolitionist who had toured the United States with William
Lloyd Garrison during 1834—1835 and had been forced to flee
from a mob in Boston.
30.6 "Mr. Granger and Mr. Lee": Francis Granger and Gideon
Lee, Representatives from New York.
31.2 "Jay's Inquiry": William Jay, An Inquiry into the Char-
acter and Tendency of the American Colonization, and Ameri-
can Antislavery Societies (1835).
32.5 "it has been said by a distinguished Virginian" : Remarks
attributed to John Randolph of Roanoke.
32.26 "one serious insurrection" : The Nat Turner revolt in South-
ampton County, Virginia, August, 1831.
36.23 "Mr. Adams": John Quincy Adams, the former President,
was at this time a Representative from Massachusetts and was
active in presenting abolitionist petitions to the House.
37.20 "unfortunate occurence (sic) at Southampton": See note
40.10 "Toussaint, or Boyer": Toussaint L'Ouverture (1743
1803) and Jean Pierre Boyer (1773—1850) were black leaders on
the island of Hispaniola.
44.10 "The hounds of Acteon": Actaeon, because he observed
Artemis, goddess of the hunt, bathing, was turned into a stag
and thereupon was torn to pieces by his own hunting dogs.
47.18 "They indicted Peltier": Jean Gabriel Peltier, a French
emigre in London, called for the assassination of Napoleon in an
article published in 1803. Suit was brought against Peltier in the
British courts on initiative of the French ambassador.
48.4 "Tappan and Garrison" : Arthur Tappan, William Lloyd
Garrison, and Gerrit Smith were early abolitionists.

54.table "Benefit of Mrs. Randolph": In 1826 the South
Carolina General Assembly had voted $10;000 in state bonds,
payable in annual installments to 1850, for the relief of Martha
Jefferson Randolph, daughter of Thomas Jefferson.
54.table "L.C. & C.R.R. Co.": The Louisville, Cincinnati, and
Charleston Railroad Company, in which the state of South
Carolina had invested heavily in the interest of establishing
commercial links with the Ohio Valley.
55.16 "the funds of the State now committed to the management
of the bank" : The Bank of the State of South Carolina, usually