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Collection Reference Number GLC00267.209
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1859 
Title Boston Courier report of the Union Meeting in Faneuil Hall
Date 8 December 1859
Author Lincoln, Levi, Jr. (1782-1868)  
Additional authors Everett, Edward (1794-1865); Cushing, Caleb (1800-1879); Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869)
Document Type Pamphlet; Newspapers and Magazines
Content Description Speeches and letters condemning John Brown and his raid, and preaching an end to sectionalism. Prints speeches given by Massachusetts governor Levi Lincoln, Edward Everett and Caleb Cushing during a meeting in Boston. Also contains related letters by "Ex-President Pierce, Judge Curtis, Ex Govs. Morton and Clifford, Profs. Felton and Pierce, Erasmus D. Beach, and Others." All disapprove of Brown's actions. Also printed is a list of those who attended the meeting. "Published by Clark, Fellows & Company, Office of the Boston Courier."
Subjects John Brown  Abolition  Slavery  African American History  President  Politics  Law  
People Everett, Edward (1794-1865)  Cushing, Caleb (1800-1879)  Lincoln, Levi, Jr. (1782-1868)  Pierce, Franklin (1804-1869)  
Place written Boston, Massachusetts
Theme Government & Politics; Law; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Levi Lincoln Jr. was the Governor of Massachusetts and later Congressman. Edward Everett was among the most famous orators of his generation. He gave the speech immediately preceding Abraham Lincoln's "Gettysburg Address." He served as Massachusetts Governor and Senator, President of Harvard, and Secretary of State. Caleb Cushing served as United States Attorney General and Congressman from Massachusetts.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859