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Bostonians awake!!1

The true American has returned, alias William Lloyd Garrison, the ‘Negro Champion,’ from his disgraceful mission to the British metropolis, whither he went to obtain pecuniary aid, and the countenance of Englishmen to wrest the American citizen's property which he has fought and labored for, from out of their hands, and thereby deprive the southern section of our happy union the only means of obtaining a livelihood. He2 has held meetings in the city of London, and slandered the Americans to the utmost of his power, calling them a set of infernal Renegadoes, Turks, Arabs, &c., and also countenancing the outrageous conduct of Daniel O'Connell, who at one of his (Garrison's) meetings, called us ‘a set of sheep-stealers, manmurderers, and that the blackest corner in Hell's bottomless pit ought to be, and would be, the future destination of the Americans!’ And this said Garrison stood by his side and assisted him in his infamous harangue. Americans! will you brook this conduct? I think not. He is now in your power—do not let him escape you, but go this evening, armed with plenty of tar and feathers, and administer him justice at his abode at No. 9, Merchants' Hall, Congress-st.

A North Ender. Boston, October 7, 1833.

This base appeal sufficed to surround the Liberator3 office that night with ‘a dense mob, breathing threatenings which foreboded a storm.’ But as yet, even in Boston, Mr. Garrison was so little known to the public that he might, as in New York, have mingled unsuspected with his pursuers. In fact, nothing came of the demonstration except a silly suggestion by the Post, that the inflammatory handbill had ‘been printed4 and distributed by friends of Mr. Garrison’; and the equally silly comment of the incredulous Transcript, that Mr. Garrison was ‘not quite so mad, (lunatic as he is, on the subject of negro slaves and slavery,) as to excite still further the indignation of his fellowcitizens by such or any similar act of indiscretion and folly.’ The madman (by the concurrent judgment of

1 Lib. 3.163.

2 Sic.

3 Lib. 3.163.

4 Lib. 3.163.

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