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Proceedings of the Civil Rights Mass-Meeting held at Lincoln Hall, October 22, 1883. Speeches of Hon. Frederick Douglass and Robert G. Ingersoll.

1883DC-National-Washington_Proceedings (59).pdf

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I have only a very few words to say to you this Evening, and in order that those few words shall be well chosen, and not liable to be misunderstood, distorted, or misrepresented, I have been t? the pains of writing them out in full. It may be for? all, that the home calls more loudly for silence than for speech. Later on in this discussion when we? have the full test?? of the recent decision of the Supreme Court before us, and the dissenting opinion. Judge Barlom?, who must have weighty reason for separating from all his associates and incurring thereby, as he much an amount of criticism from which, even a cave man than he might well shrink, we may be in better frame of mind, better supplied with facts and better prepared to speak calmly, correctly and wisely than now. The temptation of this time?? in of course to speak more from feeling than reason, more from impulse than reflection. We have been as grievously wounded, wounded in the house of our friend?

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