The "Lecture" of Fred Douglass, on Tuesday evening, was no lecture at all, but a mere political speech, of the most radial and offensive character--laudatory of the Republicans and abusive of the Democrats. It was the same speech, with a "few slight variations," that the "colored orator" was hired to deliver during the last Presidential campaign. The audience was simply disgusted.--Banner. That is owing to the fact that it was 8 to 7 instead of 7 to 8.
"Frederick Douglass lecture" (1877). Newspaper Articles. Paper 163.