Municipal Election

November 29, 1861

The present Mayor, Joseph M. Wightman, is a candidate for re-election.  He is characterized here as “pro-slavery in spirit and purpose, and demoralized and vulgar in character.”  He gave loose “reign to such a devilish mob as beset the Tremont Temple and Music Hall, when free speech was struck down in Boston ….”   All are urged to vote against him.