Anti-Slavery Enterprise in our day,—then ruthlessly tearing him away, amidst savage threats and with a halter about his neck, dragged him through the streets, until, at last, guilty only of loving liberty, if not wisely, too well, this unoffending citizen was thrust into the common jail for protection against an infuriated populace.
Nor was Boston alone.
Even villages, in remote rural solitude, belched forth in similar outrage; while the large towns, like Providence, New Haven, Utica.
Worcester, Alton, Cincinnati, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York, became so many fiery craters, overflowing with rage and madness.
What lawless violence failed to accomplish was next urged through the forms of law. By solemn legislative acts, the Slave States called on the Free States promptly and effectually to suppress all associations within their respective limits purporting to be Abolition Societies; and Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New York basely hearkened to the base proposition.