American minister and journalist who was known for his pro-abolition viewpoints and was eventually murdered by a pro-slavery mob.
He was raised by his father, a Congregational minister, and attended Waterville College, graduating with first class honors.
He was the editor, first of the anti-Jacksonian St. Louis Observer, and later the abolitionist paper, The Albion Observer.
He married Celia Ann French in 1835 and they had two children.
His work inspired the prominent abolitionist John Brown.