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[382] at Clinton Hall, this evening at 7 o'clock, are requested to attend at the same hour and place.

Many Southerners. New York, Oct. 2, 1833.
N. B. All Citizens who may feel disposed to manifest the true feeling of the State on this subject, are requested to attend.

How Mr. Garrison spent the interval between Sunday and Wednesday evenings (unless at quarantine) is not known, nor whether he had met with his anti-slavery associates in the city up to the hour of the meeting, towards which, as a simple spectator, he made his way in the midst of a large and threatening crowd. Arrived at Clinton Hall,1 it was found closed. The Trustees, Arthur Tappan excepted, had withdrawn their permission to hold the meeting, which accordingly had been quietly adjourned to the Chatham-Street Chapel,2 where organization was effected and a constitution barely adopted before the mob, which had meantime been passing resolutions in Tammany Hall, burst in on the heels of the retreating members. The story of the riot has been told in the “Life of Arthur Tappan” (pp. 168-175) and in Johnson's Garrison and his Times (p. 145). Mr. Garrison's relations to it are all that can concern us here. Swaggering John Neal,3 who, naturally enough as a ‘notorious Colonizationist,’ took a leading part in it, has left

1 This building, situated on the corner of Beekman Street and Theatre Alley, with a wing on Nassau Street, was demolished in May, 1881. For a view of it, see p. 52 of “A picture of New York in 1846” (New York: Homans & Ellis) or p. 19 of the N. Y. Phrenological Journal for January, 1885. In 1861-62, the office of the National Anti-Slavery Standard, the organ of the American Anti-Slavery Society, was in the second story of Clinton Hall.

2 The Rev. Charles G. Finney's. The site was just east of the terminus of the Brooklyn bridge.

3 ‘There swaggers John Neal, who has wasted in Maine The sinews and chords of his pugilist brain. A man who's made less than he might have, because He always has thought himself more than he was.’ Lowell's Fable for critics.

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