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he had erred either as to matter of factor of inference, to express their views or propound any questions without re
After a short pause, Rev. Mr. Grosvenor rose and said, that, as for himself, he had no objections to make to any thing that had been advanced by the speaker. He then alluded to the fact that, for his advocacy of the cause of the oppressed, he (Mr. Grosvenor) had lost his church and congregation in Salem ; but expressed a holy resolve that come what might, he would at all times and in all places be a mouth-piece for the suffering and the dumb. His remarks, though few, were made with much feeling and firmness ; after which, he pronounced a benediction upon the assembly.
As yet, I have heard but a single individual who was not pleased with Mr. Thompson's lecture, although there may be others—for
Men convinced against their will,
Are of the same opinion still.' He is a gradualist—a colonizationist-and, I believe, a member of an orthodox church ; and he says that Mr. T. ought to have had another brickbat thrown at his headalluding to the affair at Lowell. What an amiable tenper ! what a benevolently disposed man! what a meek and forgiving christian !
We hope Mr. T. will visit us again shortly—but our brethren in Reading think it is their turn next.
MR. THOMPSON AT DOVER, N. H.
PORTLAND, Maine, Tuesday evening,
February 10th, 1835. My dear Brother-The following hasty and brief account of
my labors since I parted with you on Wednesday evening, will, I believe, be interesting to you, and the result proves that the God of our cause does not permit us to labor in vain, nor spend our strength for nought.
Thursday, Feb. 5th. Left Boston for Dover, N. H. at eight in the morning, accompanied by Rev. Amos A. Phelps. Arrived at half past five, and were most kindly received and entertained by the Rev. D. Root, the Congregational Minister, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile.' At eight o'clock, delivered a preliminary lecture in Mr. Root's Church, to a very respectable congregation.
Friday, 6th. Occupied the day in conference with the excellent ministers of the Baptist and Methodist Episcopal Churches, the Rev. Messrs. Williams and Perkins, and found them devoted in heart and understanding to our holy enterprise. In the evening, delivered a second Lecture in the M. E. meeting-house. Although the weather was rendered inclement by a snow storm, the audience was
Saturday, 7th. In the afternoon, drove to Great Falls, accompanied by Mr. Phelps. Received a hearty welcome from Rev. Mr. Smith, of the Congregational Church. In the evening, at half past six, gave a lecture in the Baptist meeting-house, and obtained twenty-two subscribers
at 127 cents per month to the American Society. Found the worthy pastor of the church in which I lectured, the Rev. Abner Goodell, a warm friend.
Sunday, 8th. In the morning, delivered an Anti-Slavery discourse in the pulpit of the Rev. Mr. Williams, Dover. Sunday afternoon, delivered a second Anti-Slavery discourse in the pulpit of the Rev. David Root. Audience very large and highly respectable. Sunday evening, delivered a third Anti-Slavery discourse in Mr. Root's Church, which was crowded. The audience composed of persons from all the churches in the town. O, it was indeed refreshing to witness harmony, good will, fellowship, and co-operation in our cause, existing and prevailing amongst ministers and churches throughout a neighborhood! At the close of my discourse, a collection was taken up, and $44 627 was obtained.
Monday, 9th. In the afternoon, at half past two, held a public meeting in Mr. Root's Church, and formed male and female Anti-Slavery Associations for Dover. One hundred and twelve names were subscribed to the Constitution, and about fifty-six monthly subscribers of 121 cents, each subscriber receiving a copy of the AntiSlavery Record.
Monday Evening, 8 o'clock. Held a second public meeting in Mr. William's Church, and obtained nearly three hundred additional names, to the Constitution, and fifty additional monthly subscribers, making a total of four hundred members of the Society, and one hundred subscribers for the Record. Thus, about two hundred dollars have been raised in Dover for the cause of Abolition.
To what is this success to be attributed ? 1st, To the essential goodness of our cause, and the blessing of God upon our labors; and 2ndly, Instrumentally, principally to the co-operation of the Ministers of Religion. Our experience at Dover has afforded another demonstration to the truth of what I have so often assumed, that the fate of Slavery in this country depends upon the will and conduct of the ministers of the Gospel. Why did the people in Dover assemble in such numbers? Why did they join so heartily in the cause? Why did they so liberally subscribe ? Because they saw their beloved pastors going
forward in the work, and felt, therefore, confidence and courage.
Brother Phelps, myself, and Mr. Benson, reached this place about four, to-day. The Cumberland County Convention meets to-morrow, at 10 o'clock. You shall learn the result on Saturday.
We are all under the roof of the Winslows, who are as kind and generous as ever. Yours most affectionately,
23 BRIGHTON STREET, FEB. 18, 1835. To the Editor of Zion's Herald :
Sir-I have just read in your paper of to-day a letter signed 'D. D. Whedon,' and headed · Foreign Interference.' I am ignorant of the profession or station of the writer. If he be a Christian man, and continue one a few years longer, he will, I believe, deeply lament the publication of the sentiments which that letter contains. Under what extraordinary circumstances of excitement it was written I cannot say. I hope it was not a cool closet composition ; for with the belief that it had been written deliberately, I should be compelled to draw conclusions very unfavorable to the character of the writer's heart.
He declares it right to denounce the measures of the Papists in this country as infamous and impertinent foreign interference ;' and then asks, in reference to myself, but with what severer epithet (severer than infamous and impertinent !] shall we characterize the man who comes to lecture the citizens of these United States upon the most delicate and most vital of all the POLITICAL questions which agitate this distracted nation ?' 'In other words, who comes to open his mouth, judge righteously, , and plead the cause of the poor and needy. Your correspondent proceeds Did that gentleman come, commissioned from some foreign clubs, to collect meetings and nominate an American President, it might be borne with comparative patience ;' but to come to apply the principles of the gospel to a system which reduces to the most brutal