Franklin Statue

The Franklin Statue  —  Ground was broken a few days ago, in the area fronting the City Hall on School street, for the purpose of laying the foundation upon which the statue of Franklin is to be erected.  The work will progress with good despatch, so that all will be completed and in readiness for the public inauguration on the 17th proximo.  — Boston Transcript

                                             (Liberator Sept 5, 1856, pg 3)