judice would tend to encourage their adversaries to repeat those outrages.
The Chairman treated this remark as disrespectful to the Committee, and abruptly terminated the hearing.
The Abolitionists thereupon completed promptly their defense, and issued it in a pamphlet, which naturally attracted public attention, and a popular conviction that fair play had not been accorded them was manifested.
The Legislature shared it, and directed its Committee to allow them a full hearing.
Monday, the 8th, was accordingly appointed for the purpose.
By this time, the public interest had become diffused and intensified, and the Hall was crowded with earnest auditors.
The Rev. William E. Channing, then the most eminent clergyman in New England, appeared among the champions of Free Speech.
Professor Follen concluded, and was followed by Samuel E. Sewall, William Lloyd Garrison, and William Goodell — the last-named stigmatizing the demand of the South and its backers as an assault on the liberti