See also:American philanthropist, prominent in the
See also:slavery conflict, was
See also:born of Quaker parentage, at Hardwick,
See also:county, New Jersey, on the 4th of
See also:January 1789 . As a boy he worked on his
See also:farm, attending school for only brief periods, and in 1808-1812 he lived at
See also:Wheeling, Virginia (now W . Va.), where he served an apprenticeship to a saddler, and where—Wheeling being an important headquarters of the inter-State slave trade—he first became deeply impressed with the iniquity of the institution of slavery, and determined to devote his
See also:life to the cause of abolition . In 1815, while living at
See also:Saint Clairsville,
See also:Ohio, he organized an anti-slavery association, known as the "Union Humane Society," which within a few months had a membership of more than five
See also:hundred men . For a
See also:time he assisted
See also:Osborne in editing the Philanthropist; in 1819 he went to St
See also:Missouri, and there in 1819-1820 took an active
See also:part in the slavery controversy; and in 1821 he founded at
See also:Mount Pleasant, Ohio, an anti-slavery paper, the
See also:Genius of Universal Emancipation . This periodical, first a monthly and later a weekly, was published successively in Ohio,
See also:Maryland, the
See also:District of
See also:Columbia and Pennsylvania, though it appeared irregularly, and at times, when Lundy was away on lecturing
See also:tours, was issued from any
See also:office that was accessible to him . From
See also:September 1829 until
See also:March 1830 Lundy was assisted in the editorship of the paper by
See also:William Lloyd Garrison (q.v.) . Besides travelling through many states of the
See also:United States to deliver anti-slavery lectures, Lundy visited Haiti twice—in 1825 and 1829, the
See also:Wilberforce colony of freedmen and refugee slaves in
See also:Canada in 183o-1831, and in 1832 and again in 1833?:
See also:Texas, all these visits being made, in part, to find a suitable place outside the United States to which emancipated slaves might be sent . Between 182o and 1830, according to a statement made by Lundy himself, he travelled " more than 5000 M. on
See also:foot and 20,000 in other ways, visited nineteen states of the Union, and held more than 200 public meetings." He was bitterly denounced by slaveholders and also by such non-slaveholders as disapproved of all anti-slavery agitation, and in January 1827 he was assaulted and seriously injured by a slave-trader,
See also:Austin Woolfolk, whom he had severely criticized in his paper . In 1836-1838 Lundy editedin
See also:Philadelphia a new anti-slavery weekly, The
See also:National Enquirer, which he had founded, and which under the editorship of
See also:John G .
See also:Whittier, Lundy's successor, became The Pennsylvania Freeman . In 1838 Lundy removed to
See also:Lowell, La Salle county,
See also:Illinois, where he printed several copies of the Genius of Universal Emancipation .
There, on the 22nd of
See also:August 1839, he died . Lundy is said to have been the first to deliver anti-slavery lectures in the United States .
ROBERT LUNDY (fl. 1688)
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