when such sentiments and such language would not have been breathed in this community; and here, on this hallowed spot, of all the places on earth, should they be met and rebuked. Time was, when . . . the generous and gallant 6 Southrons came to our aid, and our fathers refused not to hold communion with slaveholders.7. . . . When he, that slaveholder
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1 An eminent lawyer, a native of Vermont, who came to Boston in 1825. He did not long remain in the ranks of repression. In 1838 he was ready to have Congress abolish slavery in the District and the inter-State slave trade, and to exclude new slave States from the Union (Lib. 8.179). As a member of the House of Representatives in the 25th Congress (1837-39), he supported Mr. Giddings in agitating for the first-named end (Buell's Joshua R. Giddings, p. 91).
7 Very naturally, as they were slaveholders themselves.
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