d States in sanctioning slavery that he could not conscientiously act under his attorney's oath to that Constitution, and he abandoned the profession.
From that time until the emancipation of the slaves in 1863 he did not cease to lift up his voice against the system of slavery and in condemnation of the Constitution of the United States.
His first great speech against the evil was in Faneuil Hall, in December, 1837, at a meeting to notice in a suitable manner the murder, in the city of Alton, Ill., of Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy, who fell in defence of the freedom of the press.
Mr. Phillips was an eloquent, logical, and effective speaker.
He conscientiously abstained from voting under the Constitution, and was ever the most earnest of Garrisonian abolitionists.
He was an earnest advocate of other reforms—temperance, labor, and other social relations.
He was president of the American Anti-slavery Society at the time of its dissolution, April 9, 1870.
He died in Boston, Mass., Feb. 2