y Hall, which was used for commons.
The first meeting was held March 6, and the officers were chosen March 14. Mercantile Journal, March 16, 1833. Sumner was chosen President; Abiel A. Livermore, of the Divinity School, Vice-President; and Samuel Osgood, of the Divinity School, Secretary.
Among the members of the Executive Committee were Barzillai Frost, of the Divinity School, and Richard H. Dana, Jr., of the Sophomore Class.
Public meetings were held in the City Hall, or one of the churcng officer of the society, writes:—
A peculiar life-and-death earnestness characterized even then all that Sumner did and said.
His voice had a trumpet tone, and he was a good leader to rally under; but temperance was not popular.
Rev. Dr. Osgood, of New York, also writes:—
Sumner was then a law-student, and I saw a good deal of him. He talked much of ethics and international law. He had great strength of conviction on ethical subjects and decided religious principle; yet he wa