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Wendell Phillips, Theodore C. Pease, Speeches, Lectures and Letters of Wendell Phillips: Volume 2, Crispus Attucks (1858). (search)
gue; that is not the way to convince us. The common people do not stop to argue. You must convince us by a life. We want another Attucks; and I will conclude by showing you that you have another Attucks. An allusion to the fact stated in Mr. Higginson's letter, that the very first man to enter the court-house door, in the attempt to rescue Anthony Burns, was not, as has been commonly supposed, a white man, but a colored man. Here is a letter from Mr. Higginson, excusing himself for not cmust convince us by a life. We want another Attucks; and I will conclude by showing you that you have another Attucks. An allusion to the fact stated in Mr. Higginson's letter, that the very first man to enter the court-house door, in the attempt to rescue Anthony Burns, was not, as has been commonly supposed, a white man, but a colored man. Here is a letter from Mr. Higginson, excusing himself for not coming; and with this, which is a very excellent speech in itself, I will finish mine.