Boston Celebrates passes of 13th amendment

The Amendment to the Constitution.    In accordance with the order of His Excellency Governor Andrew, the bells of the city were rung between the hours of ten and eleven o’clock yesterday forenoon, and a national salute of one hundred guns was fired from the Common, in honor of the signing by President Lincoln of the Constitutional Amendment prohibiting slavery in the United States. The national flag was displayed from the public buildings, and from many places of business and private residences. The chimes on the Arlington street Church rang out the patriotic melodies “The Star Spangled Banner”, and the national hymn,“America”.   From the office of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society was suspended a handsome banner, on which was painted the coat of arms of the old State of Virginia, which she adopted in her early days. It represented the Genius of Liberty with her foot planted on the prostrate form of slavery, broken chains lying upon the ground, and the motto (also a part of the Virginia arms,), “Sic Semper Tyrannis,” – “So be it always to tyrants.” — Daily Advertiser, Feb. 9 

                                              (Liberator, February 10, 1865, pg 3)