John Corrigan

April is National Poetry Month, and I didn't want the month to pass by without posting something historical thatI've written about Montrose. This poem is one of my favorites, and writing it, became a springboard for the rest of my poems about Montrose.

Isaac Post’s Resolution to the Bridgewater Baptist Church Regarding Slavery

In my biographical sketch of Isaac Post earlier this year, I highlighted the schism that Post created within the the Bridgewater Baptist Church in Montrose, Pennyslvania. I believe his support for the immediate and full emancipation of American slaves to be the definitive moment of his life, and up until recently, I had only secondary …

Isaac Post, 1843

They say you changed, you defected--- joining the ranks of the county’s Anti-Slavery Society. But you stood tall, as your name suggests, committed to your conviction, regardless of any whipping words, at least that’s what I’ve gathered so far. Indeed, there were others before and after, and there will continue to be others, as has …