Death of Hon. Abbott Lawrence

August 24, 1855

This article calls attention to the death of Lawrence, and recounts a recent gathering at Faneuil Hall in his memory.  The article recognizes his many contributions to society, and notes his good character, but then comments further.   “… but these cannot atone for profound insensibility to national criminality, for moral cowardice in the midst of popular wickedness, for connivance at oppression on a gigantic scale, for hostility to the cause of freedom, borne down to the earth by all the powers of darkness….Mr. Lawrence is to be held accountable beyond any other man in New England, for the success of the Texas conspiracy, and the annexation of that blood-stained territory to our Union. ..”