Shame on Boston

The January 23, 1836, Liberator, pg 3 lists delegates to the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society.   “When we saw the large number of gentlemen from the country, who had come to the meeting as delegates, and friends of this right cause, we were filled with shame that our liberal, liberty-loving, boastful city could not afford them ample room.  All the Churches in Boston, that have been let to benevolent associations, had been applied for by the Committee of Arrangements, and refused; also the several Halls in the city, that were thought to be large enough, and were withheld.  We were therefore obliged to receive our friends in our little hall, 46 Washington Street, which now must be considered the only cradle of liberty in this metropolis.”

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