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Isaac Barré and Henry S. Conway

Artist:

John Hall

Location:

 

Location

United States
42° 21' 36.6084" N, 71° 3' 21.9996" W

Neighborhood:

Downtown

Type:

Engraving

Year:

Unknown

Medium:

Granite

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Description:

Isaac Barré (1726-1802) and Henry S. Conway (1721-1795) spoke for the American cause in the British Parliament. Barré opposed the hated Stamp Acts and gave the title “Sons of Liberty" to American resisters, while Conway criticized British policies antagonistic to the colonies and advocated reconciliation. When war came, both supported the American revolt. Later, Conway led the House of Commons to pass a motion against the war’s continuation, which would be a vital step toward ending the war. Barré and Conway are commemorated in engraved portraits on tablets by the late eighteenth century artisan John Hall. These engravings are located on the back wall of the Great Hall viewing area in Faneuil Hall. 

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