Arrest of Anthony Burns

June 2, 1854

Arrested at the corner of Brattle and Court Street, Burns was taken to the Court House, where he was kept for the night by the Marshall. “During the day on Friday, Court Square was filled with a deeply excited and most anxious multitude, but no attempts were made to disturb the peace. On Friday evening, at only a few hours’ notice, an immense meeting of the citizens of Boston and vicinity was held at Faneuil Hal (far beyond the capacity of the building)..”

Most of the remainder of this issue tells the story of Burns, which has been told in other places, more fully several times, and cannot be quickly recorded here.