Ninetieth Anniversary of the Boston Massacre

March 16, 1860

There are speeches by Nell and Rock.  Nell includes an appeal for the erection of a monument to the memory of Attucks, and predicts that by March 5, of 1870, such a monument will be erected.

Rock indicates that he is not ready to “idolize the actions of Crispus Attucks, who was a leader among those who resorted to forcible measures to create a new government…I believe in insurrections – and especially those of the pen and of the sword.  Wm. Lloyd Garrison is, I think, a perfect embodiment of the moral insurrection of thought, which is continually teaching the people of this country that unjust laws and compacts made by their fathers, are not binding upon their sons, and that the ‘higher law’ of God, which we are bound to execute, teaches us to do unto others as we would have them to do unto us…..”