William Wells Brown welcomed back to Boston

RECEPTION MEETING     A public meeting of the friends of emancipation will be held in the Melonian,  (Tremont Temple,)  THIS (FRIDAY) EVENING,  Oct. 18,  at 7 o’clock, to welcome WILLIAM WELLS BROWN, on his return after an absence of five years in Europe — no longer a fugitive slave, but ransomed from American chattelhood by British philanthropy.   Addresses will be made by Wendell Phillips, William Lloyd Garrison, Charles Lenox Remond, William Wells Brown, and others. .. Mr. Brown, as the able representative of the colored population of this country, (both bond and free,) during his sojourn abroad is deserving of the highest commendation. It is hoped that the hall will be crowded.
(Liberator, October 13, 1854, pg 2)