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“ [42] socialists, Sabbath-breakers and anarchists.” The Globe quite distinctly advised the murder of Douglass. The mob assembled promptly, and although on the first day the firm dignity of the speakers held them at bay, the further continuance of the convention was rendered impossible. “Thus closed anti-slavery free discussion in New York for 1850,” said the Tribune. Similar events occurred in Boston, and the crowd silenced Phillips himself in Faneuil Hall. Even after Lincoln's election, anti-slavery meetings were broken up by rioters in Boston, and on one occasion Phillips' life was for a time in danger. In Brooklyn Henry Ward Beecher had to be guarded by the police in Plymouth Church.

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