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Abolitionist meeting to commemorate John Brown broken up in Boston

Frederick Douglass, circa 1855, engraving, detail
12/03/1860
The morning meeting of series throughout the day called in Boston to commemorate the execution of John Brown ended in significant disorder and the police clearing and closing the Tremont Temple auditorium.  Scores of anti-abolitionists took control of the gathering, calling themselves "Unionists," and despite the protestations of speakers like Frederick Douglass, "passed" a series of resolutions condemning John Brown and advocating compromise with the South.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The John Brown Meeting in Boston Broken Up," New York Times, December 4, 1860.

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