From the trial transcript:
Miss Crandall’s Boarding School
for Young Ladies of Color
Canterbury, CT, 1833-34
The Tao of the Trial
Miss Crandall, you stand accused of knowingly teaching colored persons not resident of the state, without prior consent. What is your plea?
The Teacher does not instruct. The Teacher waits.
Girl, has anyone been teaching anything to you and your friends?
Who taught you how to plead the Fifth Amendment?
Your honor, I submit as evidence of the alleged teachings of alleged students
this colored girl here, who openly reads books and gazes skyward, who has been overheard conversing animatedly in polysyllabic words and referring off-handedly to the Ancient Greeks.
The Teacher teaches, without words and without action, simplicity, patience, and compassion.
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