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[350] acclamation, quite unprecedented in the history of our quiet Quaker abolitionism, with which Castner Hanway and Elijah Lewis1 were greeted at the Anti-Slavery Fair in our city the2 other night.

With fervent good wishes, your friend,

W. H. Furness. P. S.—I have asked you not to print this—that is, I would not have you print it merely upon your principle of letting both sides be heard. Should you think it to be true and sound, then I leave it with your discretion.3

The esoteric import of the quotation from ‘Hamlet’ was invisible to the majority of the company at the Philadelphia Banquet, who greeted it with ‘laughter and applause.’ It was, in fact, a sort of knowing wink4 on the part of Kossuth in the midst of reiterated protestations of his purpose to have nothing to say about slavery. He grazed this word by reciting an extract from a stupid forgery—a letter threatening him with indictment for “intervention or non-intervention sentiments . . . unsuited to the region of Pennsylvania, situated as she is on the borders of several slaveholding States.” Lib. 22.3. ‘I avail myself of this opportunity,’ he said at the Banquet, “to declare once more that I never did or will do anything which, in the remotest way, could interfere with the matter alluded to, nor with whatever other domestic question of your united Republic, or of a single State of it.” Lib. 22.3.

Worse was to come. One of Kossuth's close revolutionary colleagues and supporters and fellow-refugees to Turkey, and companions in exile brought to America on the same vessel, Adolph Gyurman, became one of the editors of the Demokratischer Voelkerbund (the5 transformed Deutsche Zeitung) in New York on January 1, 1852. He did so with the express approval of his late

1 Two of those arrested for ‘treason’ in connection with the Gorsuch affair at Christiana, Pa. (ante, p. 325).

2 Lib. 22.5.

3 Mr. Garrison printed, not this letter, but a sermon preached by Dr. Furness on Jan. 4, 1852, embodying the same ingenious but untenable hypothesis (Lib. 22: 13, 14).

4 Lib. 22.3.

5 Lib. 22.20.

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