Abolitionists forbidden to speak at Faneuil Hall, “cradle of liberty” !!!

From the Boston Commercial Gazette, in the June 6, 1835 Liberator, comes this evidence that many people supported the action of Boston city authorities which prohibited Abolition speakers from Faneuil Hall.  “The refusal of the authorities of this city, to suffer the advocates of abolition and disunion to desecrate Faneuil Hall with the display of their rioting and excess, has elicited the applause and admiration of that portion of our fellow citizens of other states, who are opposed to disunion, and are not disposed to yield the rights of American citizens to an army of Jim Crows and their white associates. ”  The Gazette then includes similar words in support of the action, from the New York Times, and the New York Courier and Enquirer.


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