Hutchinson Family and Disunion

February 20, 1857

From the Newark Daily Advertiser, is a notice of a concert to be scheduled by the Hutchinson Family.  “They have very much lessened their hold on public favor – as much, perhaps, by their want of the artistic skill which an improved public taste requires, as by their attempts to give a political direction to their art.”  The article is critical of their participation “in the late fanatical Convention held in Worcester, Mass., for the purpose of bringing about a dissolution of the Union…”