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“ [76] Was there not an Attucks in 1870? By the by, let us build him a monument.” You must remind us by instances. You must not come to us and argue; that is not the way to convince us. The common people do not stop to argue. You must convince us by a life. We want another Attucks; and I will conclude by showing you that you have another Attucks.1 Here is a letter from Mr. Higginson, excusing himself for not coming; and with this, which is a very excellent speech in itself, I will finish mine.

1 An allusion to the fact stated in Mr. Higginson's letter, “that the very first man to enter the court-house door, in the attempt to rescue Anthony Burns, was not, as has been commonly supposed, a white man, but a colored man.”

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