A program for a commemorative town hall meeting held in Concord, Massachusetts following John Brown’s execution on December 2, 1859.
John Brown was executed on December 2, 1859, and many of Brown’s supporters held public meetings to mourn and commemorate his death. One of these meetings took place in Concord, Massachusetts. Residents of Concord, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, gathered at a town hall meeting on the day of John Brown’s execution. This document is a program from that meeting and includes a “Dirge” celebrating Brown’s martyrdom.