Dr William Plumer Jacobs in Charleston - 16 November, 1860

from Diary of William Plumer Jacobs, page 65:

Joining the crowd, I followed my nose to the corner of Hayne and Meeting to see the Liberty Pole erected. It is some eighty or ninety feet tall with a gilded ball on the summit. Scarce had I reached the arena and secured a standing place before the cannon of the LaFayette Artillery boomed on the air amid the cracking of glass and the banner was unfurled amid the huzzas of the multitude, bearing a palmetto sprinkled with fifteen stars and the legend "Animis Opibusque parati" - the gift of the ladies of Charleston. After a prayer, the audience of five thousand was addressed by Theo. Barker …   more >>

cite as

Dr William Plumer Jacobs, Diary of William Plumer Jacobs. In Thornwell Jacobs (ed.), Diary of William Plumer Jacobs, volume 138 (1937), p. 65. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447519325420 accessed: 6 April, 2020

location of experience: Charleston

Listeners

Dr William Plumer Jacobs
Priest
1842-1917

Listening to

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performance of 'unknown music'

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 November, 1860
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by acusworth on Sat, 14 Nov 2015 16:42:05 +0000
Approved on Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:08:07 +0000