1853 JOHN HALE FESTIVAL abolition Chas Sumner speeches Boston newspaper
1853 JOHN HALE FESTIVAL abolition Chas Sumner speeches Boston newspaper:
THE HARTFORD REPUBLICAN – A Journal of Politics, Literature, and General Intelligence, published by M. H. Bartlett & Co., No. 27, State Street, Hartford, Conn., ANTI-SLAVERY [heading second column, front page], followed by Speech of Hon. John P. Hale, At the Festival at Boston, May 5th, after the long continued and hearty applause had subsided, Mr. Hale spoke as follows [a little over 4 columns 2-1/4” of front page]…[Festival] Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner [about 2 columns of front page plus 4” of first column page 2]…The Hale Festival (Continued) [statements of dignitaries and notables for about one column total in columns 2 and 3, page 2], newspaper large format/25” x 18”, 4 pages/pages 81-84, some miscellaneous content is an editorial on the politicians “Clay and Corwin”, a brief notice on the publication of Dickens’ “Bleak House”, an sort article, 1-3 column, headed “Woman” beginning “The following extract from a speech delivered in the California Senate by Mr. Soule [on] a bill authorizing women to act as sole traders”, ads with woodcut illustrations; JOHN P. HALE FESTIVAL, Boston, May 5, 1853: In Hale’s speech, he talks variously about the Free Soil Party, question of slavery or not in new western states such as California and the territory of Oregon, reactions in Congress…Sumner’s speech concentrates on the moral basis for abolishing slavery and the abolition of slavery in England as an example…the section The Hale Festival (Continued) has quotes from Samuel Lloyd Garrison, Henry Clay, Horace Mann, Richard H. Dana, among others, and also notes a toast to Harriet Beecher Stowe with mention of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”…from The Antislavery Bugle, No.34, May 14, 1853, “The Hale Festival the dinner in honor of John P. Hale, in Boston, passed off enthusiastically…John G. Palfrey presided”; NOTES: JOHN P. HALE: 1806-73, American politician and lawyer from New Hampshire…served in Congress from the 1840s to the 1860s…began his Congressional career as a Democrat, but helped establish the anti-slavery Free Soil Party, and eventually joined the Republican Party…helped establish the anti-slavery Free Soil Party and was a candidate for the party's presidential nomination in 1848, but the 1848 Free Soil Convention instead nominated former President Van Buren. He won the party's presidential nomination in 1852, receiving 4.9% of the popular vote in the general election…was Lincoln’s ambassador to Mexico. (wikipedia) /// CONDITION: relatively well-preserved, paper supple (not brittle), some minor edgewear, two diagonal tears on pages 1/2, about 2” and 1”, at top half of pages with no loss of text, about 3” split at top of vertical centerfold making for first and last 2 pages, 3 horizontal and one vertical fold (now kept folded in half along horizontal midfold). keywords: Americana, abolitionism, anti-slavery, Black Americana, African-American memorabilia, 19th century New England Connecticut newspaper.