He was defeated, killed, and now is detected.
He deceived half the North, but they are undeceived.
He does not stand as he did six months ago.
Adams's Biography of Dana.
p. 286. The Compromise was promptly approved in a public letter to him, signed by several hundreds of the most conspicuous citizens,
Boston Courier, April 3, 1850; Boston Advertiser, April 3.
The last—named newspaper, by a slip of the pen, called the signers Mr. Webster's retainers.—among them merchants like Eliot, Perkins, Fearing, Appleton, Haven, Amory, Sturgis, Thayer, and Hooper; lawyers like Choate, Lunt, B. R. Curtis, and G. T. Curtis; physicians like Jackson and Bigelow; scholars like Ticknor, Everett, Prescott, Sparks, Holmes, and Felton; divines like Moses Stuart and Leonard Woods.
Its passage was signalized by the firing of one hundred guns on the Common.
Webster's partisans, such was their intensity of feeling, very soon obtained the mastery of the Whig organization of the city, and compelled