January 19, 1844 A correspondent of the New York Journal of Commerce writes from Havana with a deplorable account of the slave traffic:  “There is no hope, at present, that…

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February 2, 1844 Worship – The Sabbath         “The Editor of the Liberator will give his ‘infidel’ views, respecting Worship; and the Sabbath, in Amory Hall, on Sunday next, in…

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February 2, 1844 The item tells that Charles Spear, noted for his work against Capital Punishment, has been excluded from the State Prison, “as a teacher and comforter of the poor prisoners”…It…

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February 16, 1844 Addressed to Rev. Orville Dewey, D.D., Smith responds to a lecture in which Dewey has asserted that emancipated blacks in free states are worse off than the slaves…

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March 22, 1844 Here is an announcement of one hundred conventions to be held in Massachusetts, listing the towns and dates for each (usual two days each), and indicating some…

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March 29, 1844 Under Refuge of Oppression, titled Folly of the Abolitionists, this item seems to be from the Yarmouth Register, and is by a correspondent from the Plymouth (Mass)…

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April 19, 1844 Here is a song by the Hutchinson’s, dedicated to Nathaniel P. Rogers Some verses:  Ho!  The car Emancipation  Rides majestic thro’ our nation,  Bearing on its train…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1844 Capital Punishment Garrison public personality

May 31, 1844 At the tenth anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society, in New York City, May 7th,  “it  was decided by a vote of nearly three to one of members…

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June 7, 1844 Under Refuge of Oppression is a petition signed by almost one hundred people, urging the annexation of Texas.   It comes from the Worcester Spy, and is addressed…

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June 14, 1844 With an introduction saying,  “Something  ‘astonishing’.  Oh ! oh!”,  here is a comment from the Boston Olive Branch:   “It is astonishing with what indifference some people talk…

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June 28, 1844 Here is an article about the “proceedings of our coloured fellow-citizens, in regard to their constitutional rights, and to the Smith School and its teacher, Mr. Abner…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1844 Forbes, Abner Separate schools Smith School

July 12, 1844 From the Nantucket Telegraph Here an article asserts an opinion against the right of the state to have separate schools for colored children, expressed in resolutions by the School…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1844 Forbes, Abner Separate schools Smith School

August 2, 1844 A committee of parents offer a report in which they express a sense that “the relation of Mr. Forbes towards the Smith School should cease….”  Signed by…

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August 16, 1844 Excerpts from an Oration by Emerson, on the occasion of a commemoration of West India Emancipation.   He spoke of the gentle and generous nature of the African,…

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August 23, 1844 A letter from the Glasgow Emancipation Society,  offering sympathy for Torrey, who has been arrested and imprisoned in Baltimore for assisting slaves to escape from their masters…

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August 30, 1844 Here is a notice that Forbes has been re-appointed to the Smith School by the general school committee; he received 12 votes, while Thomas Paul, had 7…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1844 Anti-Abolition Slavery

September 13, 1844 From a Reuben Simpson, addressed to Rev. John T. Raymond,  here is discussion of whether or not it is proper for descendants of Africa, not born there,…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1844 Torrey, Charles T. Walker, Jonathan

October 4, 1844 Under the Refuge of Oppression there is an article from the Boston Mercantile Journal, very critical of Kelley.  On page three there is a strong response.  “The editor…

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October 18, 1844 From this Portland Bulletin, here is intense criticism:  “Their meetings are always held as Abolition Conventions; and thus, under the pretense of helping the poor slaves, it…

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November 15, 1844 An article from the British and Foreign A.S. Reporter, tells of the exclusion of a colored gentleman, who nevertheless, “had been allowed to pay full fare”, from…

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November 15, 1844 Here is a recapitulation of votes for Polk, and gubernatorial votes, and Congressional Districts in Massachusetts.   In regard to the Liberty Party, it has not done well…

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November 22, 1844 The Mayor has withdrawn his permission for several speakers of “this Garrison Anti-Slavery Society” to speak, and this is a letter from citizens, commending his refusal.

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December 27, 1844 A petition to the Senate and House of the United States Congress.   It ends, ” your memorialists, disclaiming citizenship, and repudiating the present Constitution  as a ‘covenant…

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