FIRST OF AUGUST
As our paper goes to press a day earlier this week than usual, we would once more urge upon all, who may happen to receive it in season, to give their attendance at the celebration of the Greatest Event of the Nineteenth Century, — the abolition of British West India Slavery, — at Worcester, on the 1st inst. The number of able speakers pledged to be present, — ‘the facilities for reaching ‘the heart of the Commonwealth,’ the occasion itself, thrilling, sublime, glorious, — and should ensure a mighty gathering of the true-hearted…. The day is also to be celebrated at Salem, without regard to sect or party. …. It is likewise to be celebrated by the Providence Anti-Slavery Society.
(Liberator, August 2, 1850, pg2)