Capt. B. I cannot answer that.
I have numerous sympathizers throughout the entire North.
Mr. V. In Northern Ohio?
Capt. B. No more there than any where else-in all the Free States.
Mr. V. But are you not personally acquainted in Southern Ohio?
Capt. B. Not very much.
Mr. V. (To Stevens.) Were you at the convention last June?
Stevens. I was.
Mr. V. (To Capt. Brown.) You made a speech there?
Capt. B. I did, sir.
Bystander. Did you ever live in ~Washington city?
Capt. B. I did not. I want you to understand, gentlemen, that 1 respect the rights of the poorest and weakest of the colored people, oppressed by the slave system, just as much as I do those of the most wealthy and powerful.
That is the idea that has moved me, and that alone.
We expected no reward except the satisfaction of endeavoring to do for those in distress — the greatly oppressed — as we would be done by. The cry of distress, of the oppressed, is my reason, and the only thi