REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS
GREAT ANTI-SLAVERY MEETING
HELD IN THE REV ME. CAIENS'S CHURCH,
On Wednesday, 23d September, 1846,
including the sreeches of
WM. LLOYD GARRISON, Esq.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS, Esq.
TAKEN LN SHORT HAND BY CINCINNATI^.
A crowded meeting of the inhabitants of Paisley took place
on Wednesday evening last in the Rev. Mr. Cairns's church,
George-street, for the purpose of hearing Messrs. Wm. Lloyd
Garrison and Frederick Douglass on the subject of slavery.
On the motion of the Rev. Patrick Bkewstek, George
Caldwell, Esq. was called to the chair.
The Chairman in a few observations introduced
Mr. Wm. Lloyd Garrison, who was received with great
applause. He said, I shall have to throw myself on your indul¬
gence to-night, because I stand before you physically ex¬
hausted by the labours I have been called to bear for the last
few weeks. Unfortunately for myself, 1 have a severe cold,
and I may say that I am likely not to be well heard. I am
sure that under these circumstances you will give me a can¬
did and patient hearing, and I shall try to tell you a little
about American slavery, in which I am happy to know you
take a deep interest, and about which you already know a good
deal. When I remember how many meetings you have
had on this subject, I am almost inclined to think that I might
as well carry coals ta Newcastle, as give you any additional
information. I know you are Scotsmen, and therefore not the
friends of slavery. (Applause.) You are on the side of li¬
berty, and it does not require much time on my part to con¬
vince you of the iniquity of slavery—(Cheers)—that it ought
not to be tolerated in any part of the wide world. (Great
cheering.) But although this be the feeling of the people of