Recollection of Franklin Hall, by William Cooper Nell

June 28, 1861

The building at the corner of Washington and Franklin Streets, which housed both the Liberator and the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, has been taken down.  It causes Nell to reflect on some of the meetings held there.  He mentions one at which a young man had argued for gradualism, and the ways in which Garrison had argued with him. He indicates that many were moved and the young man himself was converted.