tour, reaching Glasgow
on September 19, by way of Newcastle
His perfervid Scotch friends gave him even less rest than he had snatched in England
On October 3, he wrote from Belfast
of the past fortnight: “I have been hurried from place to place, and held meeting after meeting, and turned day into night and night into day, and spoken in public, and talked almost incessantly in private, and come into contact with all sorts of minds, so that it is a marvel to me that, mentally, I am not in a fever, and, physically, entirely prostrated.”
Add to this the heavy correspondence which his mission entailed.
he was the guest of Andrew Paton
and at a social tea renewed his friendship with the members of the Emancipation Society
A visit to John Murray
at Bowling Bay and meeting at Greenock
by the most crowded and enthusiastic meeting3
he had yet seen on that side of the water; but even for4
this there were climaxes in store.
Thence he passed to5 Edinburgh
, making numerous addresses; to Dundee
stronghold of the Free Church, where, nevertheless, a large impromptu audience gave him hearty applause.
Again in Edinburgh
, where he especially enjoyed the7
warm hospitality of the Rev. James Robertson
of the Scottish Anti
-Slavery Society, a farewell tea-party sped him on his way to Glasgow
Here fresh labors, under the most cheering auspices, won him a public breakfast at the Eagle Hotel
, overpowering to his feelings as a9
testimonial of affectionate regard.
's next destination was Belfast
, where he landed on October 3, to find that sectarianism had, through a portion of the press of that city, been raising against him the cry of Infidel, with the customary misrepresentations and fictions.
This cost him, however, neither an audience nor its approbation.
‘In fact,’ he recorded,10
‘I have never had any difficulty, either in America
or in this country, in commending the cause which I plead, and the doctrines which I enunciate, to any audience that will give me a candid hearing.’
The journey by stage from11