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Sharper and sterner rose his voice against any union with slaveholders.
On the Fourth of July following the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, the reformer at Framingham, Mass., gave a fresh and startling sign of his hatred of the Union by burning publicly the Constitution of the United States.
Before doing so however, he consigned to the flames a copy of the Fugitive-Slave Law, next the decision of Judge Loring remanding Anthony Burns to slavery, also the charge of Judge Benjamin R. Curtis to the Grand Jury touching the assault upon the court-house for the rescue of Burns.
Then holding up the United States Constitution, he branded it as the source and parent of all the other atrocities — a covenant with death and an agreement with hell-and consumed it to ashes on the spot, exclaiming, So perish all compromises with tyranny!
And let all the people say, Amen!
This dramatic act and the tremendous shout which went up to heaven in ratification of the deed from the assem
hers emigrated to the interior of New England away from the seaboard centers of trade and commerce where the men-hunters abounded.
The excitement and the perils of this period were not confined to the colored people.
Their white friends shared both with them.
We are indebted to Mr. Phillips for the following graphic account of these excitements and perils in Boston in March, 1851.
He has been describing the situation in the city, in respect of the execution of the infamous law, to Elizabeth Pease, and goes on thus: I need not enlarge on this; but the long evening sessionsdebates about secret escapes-plans to evade where we can't resist — the door watched that no spy may enterthe whispering consultations of the morning-some putting property out of their hands, planning to incur penalties, and planning also that, in case of conviction, the Government may get nothing from them — the doing, and answering no questionsintimates forbearing to ask the knowledge which it may be dangerous