Hearing on Disunion Petitions

March 31, 1848

From the Boston Post, there is an item, which gives space to recount the speech by Phillips, and then comments on the effect of Garrison as he spoke:   “Mr. W. L. Garrison followed, but in a few moments he was obliged to speak either to the Committee or to empty benches; for the audience dispersed as suddenly as if a contribution had  been passed around.  Mr. G. was more violent than his friend.;…. said Massachusetts was more guilty in respect to slavery than South Carolina or Alabama; called the whigs hypocrites and liars in just so many words and said other words about as equally flattering….”