December 29, 1843 In an article which expresses a strong hope that the gag law will be repealed in the present session of Congress, and praising the Massachusetts Legislature for its…

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December 8, 1843 A letter addressed to Chapman from Garnet, in which Garnet complains that Chapman has recently criticized some parts of a speech he has given, addressed to slaves. …

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December 1, 1843 “Nothing can more signally demonstrate the absolute mastery of the slaveholding power over the nation – its utter disregard of all constitutional provisions and legal proceedings  — than the…

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December 1, 1843 Under Refuge of Oppression is an article from the Perfectionist, which complains about the fact that some abolitionists belong to no church.  “As seceding reformers generally profess…

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November 24, 1843 A report from the fifth annual meeting of the American Free Produce Association laments that “the attendance was but small”.  The reason for the small attendance is due to…

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November 24, 1843 Under Refuge of Oppression, here is an article from the Pilot, decrying the existence of slavery, but much against the radical abolitionists.  “The abolitionist party are a…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1843 Irish People O'Connell, Daniel

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1843 Abolitionists - Political Action Liberty Party

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September 29, 1843 In a letter from Garrison, in Northampton, there is a recounting of the recent accident involving the family, and Helen’s progress in recovery, but here also is…

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September 29, 1843 Here are two brief items, one from Kentucky, one from Maryland, from the Rochester Evening Post, each used to indicate that Anti-Slavery is advancing in the South.

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September 22, 1843 Under the title Liberty Party, here are some unsigned excerpts from an explication of the position taken against all political parties:  in reference to persons who are…

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September 8, 1843 “Grand Project.  The following is one of the jeuz d-esprit to which repel has given rise:  ‘It is contemplation to build an aqueduct over the Irish channel, for…

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September 1, 1843 About twenty slaves, in Maryland, intended to go to Canada.  They met in Baltimore County, got as far as Havre de Grace, where two of their number…

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August 25, 1843 A letter from  Wm. T. Allen, Peoria, Illinois.   He is a slaveholder’s son, who first saw the paper at Lane Seminary, and was initially angry, but has…

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August 11, 1843 In an item addressed to the Essex County Anti-Slavery Conference,  Chapman here pleas for financial support for the cause.  She indicates that her letter is in behalf…

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August 4, 1843 Here is reference to Alvan Stewart’s advice that abolitionists not attend the many conventions which have been publicized.  He is “attached” to the Liberty Party, and the…

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July 28, 1843 Under the Refuge of Oppression, an item from the Northampton Democrat; “It is already known to our readers that this bold reformer has come to spend the…

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July 21, 1843 Notice about Francis’s “highly inproved” Manifold Writer….”a letter and a duplicate can be made in one operation”….”the instrument used is an agate point, consequently it never wears…

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July 14, 1843 Here is an appeal to readers to send help for many in Fall River, who have suffered greatly from a fire which ravaged a considerable part of…

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July 14, 1843 Here is a notice that arrangements have been made for holding one hundred Anti- Slavery Conventions within the next six months, listing parts of the country,  chiefly in New…

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July 14, 1843 Notice of a gathering at the Belknap-Street church. “The true friends of liberty and the colored man are most respectfully invited to be present…’ many subjects will be…

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Jun 23, 1843 Here reference is to a committee, headed by Wendell Phillips, appointed to meet with Tyler, upon his coming to Boston, to urge him to emancipate his slaves. …

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1843 Latimer, George Phillips, Wendell Remond, Lenox

June 9, 1843                                    GIVE HIM A CHANCE! “A steady, industrious MAN, fresh from the land of slavery, and recently a chattel, is desirous of obtaining employment as a farmer,…

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May 19, 1843 Head Mingo of the Choctaws east of the Mississippi, replies to a speech by an agent of the United States.  Here is an excerpt: “…. When you…

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May 12, 1843 Notice of a meeting at Tremont Temple, with Baptists from many states, who have formed the American and Foreign Baptist Missionary Society, and promise that a Constituion…

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April 7, 1843 Here is a notice addressed to the friends of Liberty who want to help those in flight from the southern institution …”Those who can afford shelter or…

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April 7, 1843           Three columns which illustrate the controversy within the Unitarian Association; the issue debated is over the placement of a minister with Abolitionist views in a church…

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March 31, 1843 Here is a listing of the number of emigrants sent to Liberia, since the founding of the Society, showing also the expense of this process, that the…

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March 31, 1843 Under Refuge of Oppression, here are excerpts from an article from the  South-western Farmer:  “Never threaten a negroe  — but if you have occasion to chastise, do…

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March 24, 1843 Here is a long listing of statistics designed to show the negative effects of slavery under several headings, including Increase of Population,  State of Education, the State…

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March 24, 1843 Here is a Legislative Report on the situation in southern states in which laws have been passed to enable the capture of colored seamen,  and it asks…

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March 17, 1843 “The Whigs of Virginia, in state Convention, have declared their preference of Henry Clay for the Presidency.  This is quite natural, he being both a duelist and…

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March 17, 1843     Commenting on a copy of the Third Annual Report of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, here is the following:  “Referring to the treachery of the…

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March 17, 1843 “The Massachusetts petition consists of a roll of  paper two feet wide, two feet in diameter,, and more than half a mile long, to which are attached…

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March 10, 1843  “….The whole tone of the decision is marked by the assumption that the preservation of the blessings of slavery, and not of liberty, to themselves and their…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1843 Fugitive Slave Laws Latimer, George Massachusetts Legislature

March 3, 1843 Under the Refuge of Oppression, is an item from the Maine Cultivator, signed by “Xenos”.  It evokes a “middle course” for thought and action.  “If the Garrison…

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February 24, 1843 Under Refuge of Oppression, there is an article from the Boston Pilot, titled, The Mania of Abolition.  Referring to recent abolitionist speeches made at Faneuil Hall, the…

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February 17, 1843 Celebrating and congratulating themselves on the collection of the petitions,  a note at the end of this report says:  “The petition was carried on the shoulders of…

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February 10, 1843 There is an account of the meeting of a large meeting of colored citizens at the Belknap-street church, Feb 1st.  The meeting, among other actions, affirms support…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1843 Colored support for Garrison Interracial Marriage Latimer, George

February 3, 1843 62,791 people have signed petition to the state legislature, and 48,000 to the US Congress.  John Quincy Adams was selected to take charge of the petitions to Congress.

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February 3, 1843 Several columns of “Correspondence between the Authorities of Virginia and the Executive of Massachusetts, relative to the Latimer Case.” There is also an account of a “Latimer…

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