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 - inSUlUUOUS: - ;- V From the Herald of Freedom....
inSUlUUOUS: - ;- V From the Herald of Freedom. james f. otis. , ' ' The name of Otis ! has become infamons in this country, or will hare become universally su, wnen siavenouimg oecomes so. - it , was prostituted by poor old Mr. Harrison Gray Otis in Faneuil Hall, when his name and that hall both consecrated to liberty, were foully dese crated to the service of slaverv. As if that wjaot enough for the name of Otis to bear, the miserable individual, whwer moui. iaAt the head of this, has made another draft unon it. to the extent of his credit.. He, it seems, was one ef the signers of the anti-slavery declaration of sentiments at Philadelphia... He then thought he was an abolitionist, but was wofully mistak en, and has since apostatized, and now sneers at the thought of immediate emancipation, as much as Arnold did at the notion of American: Independence, after, his change of sentiments under the arguments of Major Andre. . - Arnold had seen a British officer-Mr. James F. Otis has been to White Sulphur Springs in Virginia, and met with Judge T. of Vireinia,, and the Judge noticed Mr. Otis with that con-' descension, seeinir as : how the Judge was a slaveholder of old Virginia, and Otis nothing bat a poor paltry northerner without a slave to lay his jaws to, that it dispersed his shal low abolitionism to the moon, and he is .now clear orer on t'other side, and Mr. Buckingham, of the Boston Courier, is publishing his traitor avowals of defection, in that Courier which many a New Hampshire christian pays four or fire dollars a year for. Harrison Gray Otis profaned the name of the old Faneuil Hall Otis. and the old Hall itself, by an eloquent speech on the part of slarery and against liberty. Pe-leg Sprague came out with him on the side of slarery, en the sa me occasion.. ..If old James' Utis had been bring and been there, he would hare thundered and lightened upon his recreant namesake, as terribly as the heavens did on him, that day when he was 'by touch ethereal; slain. It would have been well for the fame of poor old Harrison Gray, had the lightning touch'd him that day, before ; he sold himself basely to slarery, at less than slare auction price. .He now stands struck with moral lightning a scathed and scorched monument of that vassalage, which creeps over the most (rift ed genius, when it consents to the foul larceny of pilfering the . ' image of ; God.'. His hoary bead deep scars oi thunder hare entrenched.' lhis James should get some general court to alter his christian name."'Thev would alter it for him if he would come to ours at Concord.' The Otis .he may keep Harrison G. had pre- Sared that name for his dastard wearing. .- The ames he ought to lay aside. - We recommend him the given name of Benedict.. Mr. Bene' diet A. Otis, a. pretty name in print or 1 hand write? and it would figure well in a hie facet. : Here lies Mr. Benedict A. Otis -formerly James F. , 4 Otis his name changed in correspondence whh hie revolution of sentiments, being cared of anti-slavery principles by the condescending courtesies of an old ' slave pro-creating Judge of Virginia, the father per-adventure of Arch j Moore. The celebrated James Otis was killed by 'lightning, as he was standing in his. door-way, with only' one cloud in the heavens. ', " ,K '. t j

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  1. The Liberator,
  2. 14 Sep 1838, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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