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[80] Friend Hopper, and two other members of the Abolition Society, caused him to be arrested and brought before a magistrate; not so much with the view of punishing him, as with the hope of procuring manumission for the wife and child. In the course of the investigation, the friends of the Frenchman were somewhat violent in his defence. Upon one occasion, several of them took Friend Hopper up and put him out of the house by main force; while at the same time they let their friend out of a back door to avoid him. However, Friend Hopper met him a few minutes after in the street and seized him by the button. Alarmed by the popular excitement, and by the perseverance with which he was followed up, he exclaimed in agitated tones, ‘Mon Dieu! What is it you do want? I will do anything you do want.’

‘I want thee to bestow freedom on that unfortunate woman and her child,’ replied Friend Hopper.

He promised that he would do so; and he soon after made out papers to that effect, which were duly recorded.

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