on bail from Leverett-Street jail, Boston, having been committed on an absurd charge of assaulting the constable who took Latimer thither, and with whom he simply remonstrated as they walked along (Lib. 12.187). Mr. Foster had already this year, in June, made acquaintance with the same jail, after a forcible expulsion—by the Rev. A. St. Clair and other divines—from the Evangelical Congregational A. S. Convention in Boston (Lib. 12: 90, 129), and still earlier, in May, had been jailed in Amherst, N. H., for interrupting the services in a Baptist church by speaking in behalf of the slave ( Acts of the A. S. Apostles, p. 266; Lib. 12: 94). This practice, long conscientiously kept up, induced untold clerical and diaconal assaults upon Mr. Foster's unresisting person, in a spirit and with a violence hardly to be denominated Christian (Lib. 12: 110, 118). Stephen Symonds Foster was born at Canterbury, N. H., in 1809, and graduated at Dartmouth College in 1838.
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