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Faneuil Hall commemorative festival, March 5th, 1858. Protest against the Dred Scott "decision." ... : On the 5th day of March, 1783, William Cooper, town clerk, made a motion ... that the celebration of the 5th of March, from henceforth, shall cease ... In accordance therewith, there has not been a public celebration of the 5th of March since 1783. In view of the alarming spread of despotism in these United States ... the subscriber has, after mature deliberation, concluded, that now is the timely and significant hour ... and, therefore, invites his fellow-citizens and friends to a public commemoration of the 88th anniversary of the Boston Masacre, to be observed in Faneuil Hall, on Thursday evening, March 5th, 1858.

Author: William C Nell; Edward Lawrence Balch
Publisher: [Boston : Printed by E.L. Balch, 1858]
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Genre/Form: Relief prints
Named Person: Crispus Attucks; Dred Scott
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William C Nell; Edward Lawrence Balch
OCLC Number: 79964803
Notes: "Colored citizens: Come then to Faneuil Hall, to commemorate the name of Crispus Attucks, and those others of his race ... The exercises will consist of speeches from a number of freedom's gifted orators ... full details of which will be duly announced in circular no. 2."--p. [3]. Signed: William C. Nell. Boston, January 25th, 1858.
The wood-engraving of the Boston massacre also appears on the program of the festival, "Boston Massacre, March 5th, 1770 ... Commemorative festival at Faneuil Hall, Friday, March 5, 1858. Protest against the Dred Scott decision," which bears the imprint of E.L. Balch of 21 School St., Boston.
Signatures: [A]² ([A]2 verso blank).
Description: [4] p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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