The Hutchinson’s denied hall in St. Louis

August 8, 1851

An account of a scheduled concert by the Hutchinsons, in Wyman’s Hall. There had been some discussion about allowing them to perform.  On the evening prior to their appearance, during a break in the concert, My Wyman announced that,  “having become aware of their ‘unenviable and odious public career’, he had deemed it his duty to break the engagement with them. He therefore announced that there would be not concert in that hall to-morrow night.  His speech was warmly applauded.”