nvention the first nomination of John A. Andrew for governor, with whom he had been in confidential relations both as antislavery men and lawyers at No. 4 Court Street.
He addressed two mass meetings in the open air,—one, September 18, at Myrick's station, in the southern part of the State, where he considered briefly the traditions of Massachusetts as devoted to education and freedom, closing with a warm tribute to Mr. Andrew;
v. pp. 273-287. an another, October 11, at Framingham,
v. pp. 29.3-308. where he treated the successive threats of disunion which had come from the slave States whenever their purposes were opposed,—maintaining that the people should stand firmly by the cause of freedom against such menaces, whether uttered at the South or repeated at the North.
In October, from their home, illuminated for the occasion, he witnessed, with his mother beside him, a. long procession of Republican Wide-Awakes,
These companies are described in