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MR. TRAIN ARRESTED AT BOSTON.j

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MR. TRAIN ARRESTED AT BOSTON. j A. great abolition meeting wa3 held at the Faneuil-hall, Boston, on October 6th, at -which Mr. Sumner delivered a masterly speech. Mr. G. F. Train was present and interrupted the proceedings. In the end he was taken into custody by the police. The following is his version of the affair, told, no doubt, with that freedom from exaggeration and love of truthfulness for which he is so remarkable:— Police-station, No. 2, Boston, Oct. 6, 2.80 p.m. Seeing a public notice inviting the citizens of Boston in Faneuil-hall to-day, at eleven o'clock, I went to hear Mr. Sumner and others speak (being myself a native of Boston and citizen of Massachusetts). I listened to Mr. Sumner for two hours. He challenged any one to confute his statements. Some few having interrupted the speaker, and attention being apparently directed to Mr. Train, he called Mr. Sumner to witness that he was not inter- rupting the meeting. I know," said Mr. Sumner, "that it is not you, Mr. Train; you would not do such a thing." Supposing that other speakers would be invited to the platform, I did not step forward, although hundreds were calling" Train, Train!" I was annoyed to find the meeting cut and dried. Annoved to find that liberty was only for the black man and not for the white man. Annoyed to see Boston in slavery, Massachusetts in chains. # The meeting having adjourned, I knew that in all civilised assemblies it was quite in order to elect another chairman and hold another meeting. I stepped upon the plat- form, or rather jumped over the railing—as the packed jury shoved me off the staircase and blocked the way. Seeing angry eyes behind me, and hostile demonstrations from the enslaved committee around Mr. Sumner, and being somewhat acquainted with the art of self-defence, while the audience was cheering in front, I kept on my guard by looking behind. I called the audience to witness that I struck no blow, touched no man, made no hostile movement. When two or three took hold of me I shook them off, and put myself on defence. I was good for a few of the miserable poltroons who would strike a single man, but when dozens rushed upon me, striking me right and left, and three different hands were lifting me from the floor by the hair of my head at the same time, it was difficult for me to reach the stage. I, however, did so over the fallen bodies of several, four times, when the officers of the law took me in charge. Respecting the law, I gave myself up, and, although in the charge of two policemen, the miserable cowards struck me, tore open my shirt, and held me over the staircase by the hair of my head, when I should have fallen over thirty feet on the iron stairs had I not rescued myself by holding en to the railing. Cries of I Kill him, the d-d white man-smash his head-knock him down!' accompanied by acts of violence, followed me into the street. The policemen seemed too excited, or unable wholly to protect me from this most respectable committee, who say that free speech is the chief plank of the free soil platform."

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