ing his vest and watch-guard, proceeded up the pulpit stair,
and brandishing his fist, looked unutterable things at Mr.
Brewster. We understood him to be on the subject of the
quoad sacra churches, but the only words which reached our
ears were "speeches we published." He was eventually pulled
down by the coat-tails by some persons near.
An individual in the body of the meeting asked them to
point out the church that had done more than the Free Church
for the abolition of slavery. (Great laughter.)
Mr. Brewster said that Mr. Kennedy's speech was very
much to his mind, with the exception of that part where he
condemned the use of strong language. He thought that in
speaking of such crimes as man-stealing they ought to be
guided by their friends. They ought to use strong language.
None of the motions having been seconded, Mr. Brewster
asked if any person seconded his motion. (Cries of I second
it, I second it.)
It was then asked if any one seconded Mr. Kennedy's
amendment. (Cries of no, no.) The individual to the right
of the pulpit ros« and said, he seconded Mr. Kennedy's amend¬
Mr. Brewster—Yes, the Free Churchman seconds it.
The same person then rose and stated, that had some other
person than. Mr. Brewster proposed the resolution he might
have agreed to it. He was proceeding to speak of the quoad
sao a churches again, when he was met by a storm of hisses
and cries of send back the money.
The amendment and motion were then severally put to the
vote, when seven voted for Mr. Kennedy's amendment. A
forest of hands was held up in favour of Mr. Brewster's mo¬
tion, which was declared carried amidst tremendous cheering,
which lasted several minutes.
When the cheering had subsided, Mr. Garrison came for¬
ward and observed, that he had come to the conclusion that
they were a remarkable body of people. He felt that they
were friends of free discussion. (Cheers.)
A vote of thanks to the Chairman, Messrs. Douglass and
Garrison, and the managers of the church, closed the proceed¬
There have been few meetings in Paisley for a considera¬
ble time where the interest excited was so great. It was at
first advertised to be held in the Exchange Rooms, but it soon
became evident that that place would not contain any thing
like the number who were desirous of admittance. Mr.
Cairns's commodious Church was then secured, but even with
this additional accommodation a very large number were dis¬
appointed of admission. The tickets of admission were Id.
and 2d each. Many of them were sold, however at 6d.; and
we have heard of even Is. having been offered and refused.
ALEX. GARDNER, I'BJNTEB.