I take the liberty of calling your attention to the late Union5 meeting in Manchester in this State, as reported in the N. H. Patriot. You will, I think, be greatly edified by some of the speeches, particularly with Ichabod Bartlett's, a Portsmouth Whig and the most able lawyer in the State, and also with Chas. G. Atherton's, of gag-rule memory, and Senator Norris's,6 who arrested Geo. Storrs while praying in a pulpit. The7 indignation in this town on Mr. Thompson's visit to this country burns as hot as when he was here before. I think he would be mobbed as quick as then. . . . My decided opinion is, that a very large majority of the people of this State will support “with alacrity” 8 the doctrines of the Manchester meeting. Men in Concord who, three months—and three weeks—ago, defended the “higher law,” are now its open scoffers—and influential men, too. Such cholera of the human conscience never before swept over a nation.Concord was not more responsive to Manchester than to Richmond, Va., whose Enquirer (of the date of the Boston mob), going into a rage over Thompson's reappearance in the United States, asked if the Government would tolerate him in silence. ‘Does no law, no Power, exist to punish9 a member of Parliament who comes among us a disturber ’
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