Anti-Abolition, Northampton, MA

July 6, 1843

 Here is an account, written to Edmund Quincy, of an attempt to hold a fourth of July meeting in the Town Hall, “in defence of our enslaved countrymen”.  The Town Hall was closed to the meeting, and the meeting was held opposite the Hall, “under the protecting shadows of two umbrageous trees”.   “So much for our first reception in Northampton.” A much longer account is in the July 14 letter sent to the Liberator.   1

1 Letters of William Lloyd Garrison – Volumes I – VI