Martyrdom of Elijah Lovejoy

Nov. 21, 1837

“The martyred Lovejoy! almost the last to come into our ranks, and the first to fall as a victim!  He has perished in the cause of God and of bleeding humanity; but I am shocked and filled with sorrow to learn, that he first took life before he lost his own, and that his reliance for victory in the darkest hour of the conflict was upon powder and ball..”  1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI