Excerpt from The Rendition of Anthony Burns, Its Causes and Consequences: A Discourse on Christian Politics, Delivered in Williams Hall, Boston, on Whitsunday, June 4, 1854
I have invited you here this morning to meditate on the events of the week the phenomenon which has occurred in the streets of Boston. The slave power, which has tri umphed in Congress over the Rights of the North, which has violated sacred compacts, and broken contracts after hav ing taken its own share of the consideration, has come North to Boston, has taken possession of our Court House, Of our City Government, our whole Police force, our whole Military force, and suspended and interrupted the business of our citizens until its demands could be satisfied. Not contented, A portion of this Sermon was delivered extempore; consequently the printed copy will vary from it in some particulars, but it is believed in no6 the rendition 0f anthony burns.
The lord hath trodden under foot all my mighty men in the midst of me: he hath called an assembly against me to crush my young men.
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