Gen. Hamilton, of Texas, at Faneuil Hall

April 24, 1863

A crowded meeting at Faneuil Hall hears Gen. A. J. Hamilton, of Texas. “He showed that the South, before the rebellion, had always carried its point, and therefore had no excuse for revolt.  He justified the emancipation proclamation of the President, the suspension of the habeas corpus, and other necessary measures of the administration.” At one point he says, “I shall no doubt leave Boston under the charge of being an Abolitionist.” ….He plays with the crowd a bit, but then announces, “I am an Abolitionist!”  (Tremendous cheering follows.)