Criticism of George Thompson

March 28, 1851

Under the Refuge of Oppression, from the Syracuse Star, comes this assessment of Thompson’s appearance:   “He is not without power as an orator, but at the same time offensively egotistical, and insufferably vulgar. They who attended the fandango with the expectation of hearing a high-toned English statesman, must have been woefully disappointed as they listened to the stale blackguardism of the Cockney Thompson.”