Samuel Houston in Boston

Feb. 23, 1855

Writing to Oliver Johnson, Garrison mentions a lecture by Gen. Samuel Houston, from Texas.  “Last evening, Gen. Houston gave his lecture on slavery, to a crowded auditory.  In every point of view, it was a feeble effort, and went for slavery eternally, by a law of ‘necessity’.  He has furnished me with some nuts to crack in my lecture at the Tabernacle on Tuesday evening…”   1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI