1. Any number of people claimed to have had experiences of this sort, notably Lucretia Mott, one of the founders of the woman's rights movement, who, at the close of the first National Woman's Rights Convention in 1850, "alluded to the success of the Temperance and Anti-Slavery reforms. Look at all these movements, and be not discouraged -- perservere unto the end. Quoting from the sainted Channing, she said, 'Mighty powers are at work, and who shall stay them?' She said the sainted Channing because of the good works he had done. It seemed to her, after his death, as she sat alone in her room, thinking of him, his presence was with her, and the halo of his divinity round about her." From the New-York Daily Tribune, October 26, 1850.