the United States flag across the street.
Colored ministers of the city were informed of his plans; and Lieutenant Grace visited their churches to interest the people in his work.
He arranged for William Lloyd Garrison, Wendell Phillips, Frederick Douglass, and other noted men to address meetings.
Cornelius Howland, C. B. H. Fessenden, and James B. Congdon materially assisted and were good friends of the movement.
While recruiting, Lieutenant Grace was often insulted by such remarks as, The-Colonel Hallowell, Robert C. Morris, and others.
It was a great meeting for the colored people, and did much to aid recruiting.
Stirring appeals and addresses were written by J. M. Langston, Elizur Wright, and others.
One published by Frederick Douglass in his own paper, at Rochester, N. Y., was the most eloquent and inspiring.
The following is extracted:—
We can get at the throat of treason and slavery through the State of Massachusetts.
She was first in the War of Independence; fir
ith great satisfaction, and was frequently applauded.
Senator Wilson came into the House of Representatives, and was loudly cheered.
Very little business was done in either branch.
On the same afternoon a very large and enthusiastic meeting was held in Faneuil Hall, which was presided over by Mr. Lincoln, the Mayor of Boston, and addresses made by Colonel Guiney, formerly of the Ninth Regiment, Senator Wilson, Robert C. Winthrop, Judge Russell, Captain McCartney of the First Battery, Fred. Douglass, the colored orator, and Rev. Dr. Kirk.
A letter was read from the Governor, excusing himself from being present, which closed as follows:—
Thus far the people of Massachusetts have stood in the van. They have maintained themselves in that manly adherence to their doctrines, traditions, and ideas, which was becoming their attitude and their profession.
May the blessings of patient and hopeful courage abide with them unto the end, and illuminate every passage of difficulty or of d