Independence Day mottoe on ice cream salon

‘My Country is the World, My Countrymen are All Mankind’  Among the various emblems and mottoes displayed on Boston Common on the 4th of July, not one attracted more marked attention than the above, which adorned N. L. Perkins’s ice cream salon.  The several processions passing through Tremont street, during the day, and constant throng of visitors, on noticing its proprietor, a colored American, must have been struck by this significant appeal on ‘Independence Day.’

                                           (Liberator, July 20, 1855, pg 3