which the Mayor
presided.1 Edmund Quincy
dwelt on the2
impudence of the outcry against foreign interference, by a nation helped into existence by Lafayette
, who spoke repeatedly, referred to the contemplated bringing over of Kossuth
to the United States
in a national vessel, and said he should ‘doubt the patriotism3
and love of liberty of every man who comes from revolutionary Europe
to these shores to accept the hospitality of slaveholders.
If he be a patriot, a lover of liberty, whether he fly from the banks of the Danube
, the Seine, or the Tiber, let him go to New England
, and find a home with the persecuted and maligned abolitionists of the country!
Let him throw in his lot with them; let him range himself under the banner of “No Union with Tyrants
’ Francis Jackson
and Samuel May, Jr.
; James Mott
and J. Miller McKim
; Abraham Brooke
; Abby Kelley Foster
, H. C. Wright
, and Parker Pillsbury
, were likewise heard or seen at this meeting.
was present; and William H. Burleigh
, who had strayed into the Liberty Party
fold, recanted of4
his bitter opposition to his old abolition co-workers.
, on the other hand, avowed his radical5
change of mind in regard to the nature of the Constitution
, which he now looked upon as an anti-slavery instrument.
On Daniel Webster, as the ex-officio custodian of the law of treason, this meeting had a very irritating effect.
Three weeks afterwards, chance brought him to Syracuse
as companion of the President
on their journey to7
celebrate the completion of the Erie Railroad. ‘The Godlike’ no longer, but ‘an ordinary-looking, poor, decrepit8
old man, whose limbs could scarce support him; lank with age; whose sluggish legs were somewhat concealed by an overshadowing abdomen; with head downcast, and arms shrivelled and dangling almost helpless by his side, and incapable of being magnetized for the use of the ’