Title page from the journal Blanchard kept while lecturing for the American Anti-Slavery Society in Pennsylvania.
Title page from the journal Blanchard kept while lecturing for the American Anti-Slavery Society in Pennsylvania.
He left school in September of 1836 to become a lecturer for the American Anti-Slavery Society, as one of Theodore Dwight Weld’s “Seventy,” working to expand the reach of abolitionist thought and action, for which Blanchard and others were scorned, mobbed, and physically injured.  After a year’s worth of travel and working alone throughout Pennsylvania Blanchard decided to return to his theological studies, this time at Lane Seminary in Cincinnati.
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