repeated cheers and waving of flags and handkerchiefs.
The national colors were displayed everywhere.
Passing the house of Wendell Phillips
, on Essex Street, William Lloyd Garrison
was seen standing on the balcony, his hand resting on the head of a bust of John Brown
Only hearty greetings were encountered; not an insulting word was heard, or an unkind remark made.
At a point on Essex Street, Colonel Shaw
was presented with a bouquet by a lady.
Halting at the State House
, Governor Andrew
, his staff, and many distinguished gentlemen were received with due honor, and thence escorted along Beacon Street to the Common, which was entered by the Charles Street
This historic parade-ground was crowded with spectators.
After a short rest, Governor Andrew
, with Major-Generals Sutton
, and their respective staffs, Senator Wilson
, the Executive Council, the Mayor
, officers of other regiments, and other distinguished persons, took position at the reviewing stand.
When all was ready, Colonel Shaw
led his regiment in column over the intervening ground, and past the reviewing stand.
Again a rest; until, about noon, the regiment moved from the Common by the West Street
gate, marched through Tremont
, Court, State, and Commercial streets, and arrived at Battery Wharf.
Entering State Street, the band played the stirring music of John Brown
's hymn, while passing over ground moistened by the blood of Crispus Attucks
, and over which Anthony Burns
and Thomas Sims
had been carried back to bondage.
It is a curious fact that Sims
himself witnessed the march of