Wendell Phillips Treated to Rotten Eggs in Cincinnati

April 4, 1862

From the New York Herald comes an item which tells of the way Phillips was greeted when he attempted “do deliver one of his revolutionary lectures in that city.”   “The abolition lectures in this city were not attended by the people. Cheever, Garrison and the rest have been only beating the air.  …In the West they are regarded as dangerous lunatics, who ought not to be allowed to be at large….”