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Xxiv. Mr. George Thompson, the English anti-slavery orator, delivered an address in the House of Representatives, to a large audience, A
ent Lincoln, who was greatly interested.
The following morning, Mr. Thompson and party, consisting of Rev. John Pierpont, Oliver Johnson, for ed.
Greeting them very cordially, the gentlemen took seats, and Mr. Thompson commenced conversation by referring to the condition of public s with the deepest anxiety.
Mr. Lincoln thereupon said:
Mr. Thompson, the people of Great Britain, and of other foreign governments, the Rev. Mr. Pierpont, impressed with his earnestness, turned to Mr. Thompson, and repeated a Latin quotation from the classics.
Mr. Lincoln, -room.
In the passage through the hall he jocularly remarked to Mr. Thompson, Your folks made rather sad work of this mansion when they came at it was written April 4th, only three days before the visit of Mr. Thompson and party.
The coincidence of thought and expression in that st