A team from the Sophomore Debating Club defeated the Young Men's Congress of Boston at Association Hall, Boston, Saturday night. The question was "Resolved, That the granting of full manhood suffrage to the emancipated negroes of the Southern States was unwise." The Harvard speakers, A. J. Hammerslough, H. A. Rich, and G. W. Hinkley, defended the affirmative and excelled in form of presentation and analysis of the subject. The Young Men's Congress failed to present a well-united case, and their rebuttal was loose.
The judges were Judge J. R. Dunbar, of the Supreme Court, Judge J. B. Richardson, of the Superior Court, and Mr. E. A. Church.