Anti-Slavery Meeting at State House

February 18, 1842

This meeting, held in the Representatives’ Hall, began at an early evening hour, and continued until almost eleven.  Speakers included Remond,  Phillips, Frederick Douglass, Abby Kelley, and Garrison.  It is said of Douglass:  “who made, perhaps, although void of any regular education, the best speech of the evening everything considered.  He showed great imitative powers, and gave an amusing exhibition of the southern style of preaching to slaves, and the corresponding practice, which seemed to interest the meeting greatly. His natie talents are evidently of a high order.”