January 7, 1842 Under Refuge for Oppression, with a title, A Northern Apologist for Slavery!. “A recreant New Englander is writing a series of letters for the Puritan in this…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Anti-Abolition Complicity of North

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Mesmerism & Somnambulism

January 14, 1842 From the Abington Congregational Church, October 20, 1841, comes news of a meeting at which five-sixth of the whole church had signed anti-slavery resolutions, and five-seventh had…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Churches

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Fugitive Slave Laws Legislatures of North & South Seward, William

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Slavery

January 28, 1842 The Lynn Register comments on the recent seizure and imprisonment of C. T. Torrey, an abolitionist from Mass., while attending a Slaveholders Convention, in Annapolis, MD. The…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Anti-Abolition Torrey, Charles T.

February 18, 1842 This meeting, held in the Representatives’ Hall, began at an early evening hour, and continued until almost eleven.  Speakers included Remond,  Phillips, Frederick Douglass, Abby Kelley, and…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Anti-Slavery Organizations Douglass, Frederick Kelley, Abby Phillips, Wendell Remond, Lenox

February 25, 1842 Notes of a meeting of the Essex County A.S. Society, Feb 8, 1842.  A resolution presented by Garrison, calling for disunion, debated, and in evening session, finally…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Anti-Slavery Organizations Disunion Essex County

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Adams, John Quincy Petition Drives

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March 11, 1842 Signed by Daniel O’Connell and Theobald Mathew,  Here are few phrases, from this call for the Irish people of America to “JOIN  WITH  THE  ABOLITIONISTS EVERYWHERE.” …..…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Ireland O'Connell, Daniel

March 11, 1842  A brief note from New Orleans telling of two people, one sentenced to hard labor for five years, one for three years, “for aiding a slave to…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Slavery

March 11, 1842 Tells of a man killed on the Providence railroad, near the Roxbury toll-gate.  Says he was sitting on the railroad when a car passed over him, “cutting…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Liberator

March 18, 1842 Here is an obituary, in which it is said that Forten sent his “love to the abolitionists, especially to William Lloyd Garrison.

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Forten, James

March 18, 1842  The Executive Committee of the Rhode Island State Anti-Slavery Society has voted resolutions calling for the state to remove from its Constitution the word “white”, which restricts…

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April 1, 1842 One sentence:  “DIED — in this city, Primus Hall, aged 89 – a venerable colored revolutionary pensioner.”

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Hall, Primus

April 1, 1842 Here is a letter from five members of a church in North Abington, telling of a regular prayer meeting of abolitionists associated with that church.  “Nothwithstanding the…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Churches

April 8, 1842 Here is a notice of death of Hall from the Boston Transcript, in which Hall is listed as 84 at death.  “Mr. Hall was well known, particularly…

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April 22, 1842 Reference is made to the proceedings of the Baltimore Repeal Association, included in the Boston Pilot.  The Baltimore group has declared that the Irish Address is “a…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Irish People

April 29, 1842 A letter signed by H. C. Wright, dated April 15, from Philadelphia —- the writer claims that the sentiment which he expresses dominates in Pennsylvania.   “It is…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Disunion Wright, Henry

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Employment Opportunity Office

May 13, 1842 From the Baptist Church of Christ, North Yarmouth, Maine, comes a strong statement that “slavery is a heinous sin”…  “the church will not knowingly admit to its…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Churches

May 20, 1842 This item is titled, “Daring Judicial attempt to excite a Mob, and to suppress Freedom of Speech”, and is introduced as an “Extract from a Charge delivered…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Disunion Freedom of Speech

May 20, 1842 A note saying that “one hundred and twenty Indians arrived at New Orleans on the 15th, from Florida, on their way to the far West.”

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June 3, 1842 An article from the N.Y. Evangelist,  is a strong statement in support of the American Union…..   “THE AMERICAN UNION MUST AND WILL BE PRESERVED, , nay more…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Churches Disunion

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Fugitive Slave Laws

June 10, 1842 An item from the Washington Globe, warning that the Massachusetts Legislature “are resolved to make black and white the same”….. It worries that because there is an…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Amalgamation Legislatures of North & South Massachusetts Legislature

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Channing, William Ellery Disunion

July 1, 1842 From the Natchez Free Trader comes the story of two slaves burned alive because of a series of dreadful outrages they have allegedly perpetrated.  The account is…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Colonization, Anti-colonization

July 15, 1842 Here is an “Interesting Letter from England”, signed only W.H.Ashurst, from Musell Hill, Hornsey, April 30, 1842 The letter makes a number of points: “We are struggling…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Chapman, Maria Weston Mott, Lucretia Non-Resistance Prejudice Working Class Issues

July 22, 1842 Here is a hymn, written by Garrison, A Hymn for the First of August, West India Emancipation:  Here is only the first verse:  “Lo! The bondage of…

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July 22, 1842 A brief note:  “We understand that two or more of the mills at Lowell have been stopped, and that between two and three thousand factory girls are…

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July 29, 1842 From the Liberty Standard, here is a statement against Clay’s candidacy for President,  recently endorsed by the Whig Convention of Maine. Signed by A. Willey, it gives…

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August 26, 1842 From the Nantucket Inquirer, a record of several outbreaks against people assembled in an Anti-Slavery Convention.  These include the use of insulting and abusive language, the throwing…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Anti-Abolition Nantucket Violence vs. Garrison & Others

September’s 2, 1842 From an “Observer”, Canandaigua Lake, August, 1842 .  Very critical review of Kelley’s attacks on the Liberty Party.  “Abby’s course may do much harm to the cause…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Females Kelley, Abby

September 9, 1842 Here Garrison responds to the editor of the Zion’s Herald.  Garrison has been criticized for “infidelity” as he maintains that all days are equally sacred.  Garrison strongly…

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September 16, 1842 An item from the Philadelphia Ledger, titled, Can’t it be Corrected? “It is a very great injury to the black population of the city, that so many…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Discrimination

September 16, 1842 Here is a record of an Essex County Conference, August 18, held in Andover.  “Reports were listened to from societies in Boston, Cambridge, Danvers, Andover, Reading, Haverhill,…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Anti-Slavery Organizations Females

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Adams, John Quincy Petition Drives

September 30, 1842 From the Hartford Charter Oak, there is an article which includes a recounting of a discussion between “A Northern Man and a Southern Trader” at the close…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Slavery

September 30, 1842 Here is a long report of a discussion at a recent meeting of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions.  The issue regards the policy of…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Churches

September 30, 1842 “The dome of the State House of Boston was visited in 1841 by 43,478 persons. During the present year, since March, by 24,002.”

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September 30, 1842 “The cotton crop of Texas is estimated, for the present year, at about eighty thousand bales.”

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October 7, 1842 An item from New Bedford, Sept 26, signed by Henry Hurd, describes an incident of discrimination against Mr. Richard Johnson and daughter, at “the depot of the…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1842 Channing, William Ellery

October 14, 1842 Here is an item from the Emancipator, titled, Daniel Webster and the ‘Great Compromiser’.  “….Daniel Webster went down to Alexandria and Richmond, and bowed his massive, Herculean…

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