While upon this subject, it may not be out of place to state that Frederick Douglas, the colored gentleman and orator, will lecture before an “Association of gentlemen,” at the Town Hall on Saturday evening next. We are not advised as to his subject, but suppose from his antecedents, that he will treat mainly upon this subject of slavery in our country. We hope the learned lecturer will aim more to enlighten his audience than to excite their prejudices against the South; that he will disappoint the expectations of those who can see good in nothing but agitation, by endeavoring to allay rather than excite hatred among the members of the States of the Union. Let peace and concord, and brotherly love, be his watchword, rather than that which leads to strife and all manner of evil. We learn that he will give two lectures or addresses next week.


From the December 4, 1857 edition of the Vineyard Gazette: 

Frederick Douglas, the colored orator, addressed a very respectable, though not large audience, at the Town Hall, on Saturday evening last, on the Unity of the Races. His arguments in favor of a common origin of mankind were very logical, and doubtless deemed conclusive by the great majority of his hearers. He is a fluent and powerful speaker, and commands uninterrupted attention.

On Sunday evening, he lectured at the Congregational Church, to a full house. His subject was slavery, or the slave power in the United States. He failed to handle his subject with the power and ability he displayed in his former lectures, and hence some little disappointment was manifested by the public at the close of the performances. We think Mr. D. is entitled to great respect and to the best wishes of all true lovers of the colored race.