me in substance as the committee's report, which sufficiently covered the ground.
Child was a delegate from Lowell, to which city he had recently removed from Worcester to become the manager of some mills.
While living at Worcester and representing that county in the State Senate he had taken very radical ground against the annWorcester and representing that county in the State Senate he had taken very radical ground against the annexation of Texas, maintaining that if Texas were annexed by legislation, it should be excluded by legislation.
Judge Allen referred to this change of position as connected with a change of residence, and Child defended himself with considerable warmth. C. F. Adams, whose speech was heartily cheered, expressed his earnest desire boThe country is right on this subject; and Mr. Allen pointedly expressed the unhappy antagonism which now prevails, when he referred to the opposing influences of Worcester and Lowell.— the heart of the Commonwealth on one side, and the spindles on the other.
Sumner found a difficulty at this time in getting access to the public
The public interest in the address was so keen that he repeated it in the same hall the next evening.
Afterwards he delivered it during the same and the next month in several towns and cities of Massachusetts and New York.
Woburn, Lowell, Worcester, New Bedford, Lynn, and other places in Massachusetts; also in Albany, Utica, Syracuse, Rochester, and Auburn, For notices of the address and the reception it met, see Boston Telegraph, March 30, 1855, Atlas, March 30. At Auburn he was the guestriumph.
Late in the canvass Sumner spoke at nine important places,— first at Fall River, where his audience was two thousand; the next evening at New Bedford; and November 2 at Faneuil Hall.
Other places where he spoke were Springfield, Worcester, Fitchburg, Lynn, Lowell, and Salem. At Springfield
The Boston Telegraph, October 29, gives extracts from newspapers showing Sumner's success at New Bedford, Springfield, and Worcester.
The local paper at Lowell gave a similar description.