Phillips's life by her companionship, and when he himself had to be escorted home by a body-guard.
The orator's scarifying review of these proceedings, from
Lib. 30.202, 203. Theodore Parker's pulpit, on Sunday, December 16,—his topic being Mobs and Education,—brought him a second (daylight) assault as he issued from the Music Hall, and made his return home a street fight.
On the same day, in Brooklyn, Henry Ward Beecher had to be guarded by
Lib. 30.203. police in Plymouth Church.
In Philadelphia, George William Curtis, engaged to lecture on Honesty in a lyceum course, was suppressed by the joint apprehensions
Lib. 30.209. of the Mayor and the owners of the hall.
For all this, the movement went on. On December 17 the Secession Convention opened its sessions with prayer in Charleston, and with the Palmetto flag flying over all the city and harbor save at Fort Moultrie.
On December 20, it passed an ordinance of secession based primarily
Lib. 30.207, 209. on the violation of