t. It was then the lady screamed.
I am charged by Mr. Fairfax, that my manner was so violent that he was compelled to request Captain Moir to remove me.
(Nonsense.) But when the marines rushed on at the point of their bayonets — and I believe it is not necessary that I should make a solemn asseveration that it is true--(no, no)--when they rushed on at the point of the bayonet, I had just time to put my body between their bayonets and Miss Slidell--(oh!)--and I said to them, and if Henry of Exeter were here I would ask him for his absolution for it--(laughter)--I said to them, Back, you----cowardly poltroons. ( Bravo, and Capital. ) I need not ask you, gentlemen, if I am acquitted of bullying.
I bullied no one.
(Hear, hear.) I need not ask you whether you acquit me now. I beg once more to express my thanks to you for the mantle of your approbation which you have thrown over my shoulders.--Captain Williams then resumed his seat, amidst repeated applause, but immediately rose again an