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refers to the speech of Patrick Henry in Williamsburg, Virginia, of Lincoln in Gettysburg, and the first address of Wendell Phillips in Faneuil Hall. If it was the purpose of Mr. Curtis to offer the three notable deliverances above mentioned as tfirst three exhibitions of American eloquence. I quite agree with Mr. Curtis in giving the Faneuil Hall speech of Wendell Phillips a pre-eminent place. A meeting had been called to denounce the murder of Lovejoy, the Abolitionist editor. The audearers that his triumph was complete. It did not take the country long to realize that in that young man, who was Wendell Phillips, a new oratorical luminary had arisen. He took up the work of lecturing as a profession, treating on other subjectss not another man in the United States who is as much heard and read as Henry Ward Beecher, unless the other man be Wendell Phillips. The mention of Henry Ward Beecher's name is suggestive of oratory of the very highest order. It will not be den
ugh the lips of the most eloquent man in the country. She was the wife of Wendell Phillips, the noted Anti-Slavery lecturer. My wife made me an Abolitionist, said Phillips. How the work was done is not without its romantic interest. It was several years before he made his meteoric appearance before the public as a platform talker, and while yet a law student, that Phillips met the lady in question. The interview, as described by one of the parties, certainly had its comical aspect. I talked Abolitionism to him all the time we were together, said Mrs. Phillips, as she afterwards related the affair. Phillips listened, and that he was not surfeitePhillips listened, and that he was not surfeited nor disgusted appears from the fact that he went again and again for that sort of entertainment. When Phillips asked for her hand, as the story goes, she asked Phillips asked for her hand, as the story goes, she asked him if he was fully persuaded to be a friend of the slave, leaving him to infer that their union was otherwise impossible. My life shall attest the sincerity of my
cal Anti-Slavery people of the country, who had supported him with much enthusiasm and high hopes. They felt that they had been deceived. They said so very plainly, for the Abolitionists were not the sort of people to keep quiet under provocation. Horace Greeley published his signed attack (see Appendix) entitled, The Prayer of Twenty Millions, which is, without doubt, the most scathing denunciation in the English language. Henry Ward Beecher pounded Mr. Lincoln, as he expressed it. Wendell Phillips fairly thundered his denunciations. There was a general under-swell of indignation. Now, Mr. Lincoln was not a man who was incapable of reading the signs of the times. He saw that he was drifting towards an irreparable breach with an element that had previously furnished his staunchest supporters. As a politician of great native shrewdness, as well as the head of the Government, he could not afford to let the quarrel go on and widen. There was need of conciliation. Something had
s of New Orleans offered a reward of ten thousand dollars; Parker Pillsbury, another preacher and lecturer, who at twenty years of age was the driver of an express wagon, and with no literary education, but who, in order that he might better plead the cause of the slave, went to school and became a noted orator; Theodore Weld, who married Angelina Grimke, the South Carolina Abolitionist, and who as an Anti-Slavery advocate was excelled, if he was excelled, only by Henry Ward Beecher and Wendell Phillips; Henry Brewster Stanton, a very vigorous Anti-Slavery editor and the husband of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the champion of women's rights; Theodore Parker, the great Boston divine; 0. B. Frothingham, another famous preacher; Thomas Wentworth Higginson, the writer; Samuel Johnson, C. L. Redmond, James Monroe, A. T. Foss, William Wells Brown, Henry C. Wright, G. D. Hudson, Sallie Holley, Anna E. Dickinson, Aaron M. Powell, George Brodburn, Lucy Stone, Edwin Thompson, Nathaniel W. Whitney, S
, James F., 202. Parker, Theodore, 204. P Parkhurst, Jonathan, 203. Pennsylvania Hall, firing of, 30. Peonage, 80. Phelps, Amos, 202, 204. Philippine Islands, 82-87; slavery in, 82; massacres in, 83; abuses in, 82-84; spoliation of, 85. Phillips,Wendell, 142; speech in Faneuil Hall, 88-89. Phillips, Mrs., 106-107. Pillsbury, Parker, 204. Pleasanton, General, 168. Pointdexter, 165. Popular sovereignty, 153. Powell, Aaron M., 205. Prayer of Twenty Millions, The, 142; text of, 214-215Phillips, Mrs., 106-107. Pillsbury, Parker, 204. Pleasanton, General, 168. Pointdexter, 165. Popular sovereignty, 153. Powell, Aaron M., 205. Prayer of Twenty Millions, The, 142; text of, 214-215. Prentice, John, 203. Presidential campaign of 1844, 7. Price, General Sterling, 160, 195. Prohibitionists, 2, 3, 14. Purviss, Robert, 203. Putnam, George M., 205. Q Quantrell, 65. R Rankin, John, 203. Raymond, Henry J., Life of Lincoln, 177. Redmond, C. L., 205. Republican party, 2, 3, 7, 8; elements of, 10; lack of policy, 10; and election of Lincoln, 11; existence due to Abolitionists, 12; and negro rights, 81; and Philippine Islands, 82; and Abolitionism, 150-151. Republi