December 12, 1851 From Louisville, Nov. 13, Fairbank writes from jail, “once more” for having given aid and comfort to an oppressed slave”.  He gives an account of the event,…

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November 7, 1851 Henry C. Wright, writes from Indiana, where he has attended a Women’s Convention.  The Convention has adopted several strong anti-slavery resolutions. One Methodist leader, Bible in hand,…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Anti-Slavery Organizations Churches Females

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November 7, 1851 An item from Philadelphia, signed only “J.N.”, comments on a recent Friends Meeting, at Cherry Street. A member of the Society, during his remarks, speaks against the…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Fugitive Slave Laws Mott, Lucretia

October 3, 1851 Under the title Another Shadrach Case, here is an account from Syracuse, of a man named Henry, who while on a charge of having escaped from slavery,…

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September 26, 1851 From the London Morning Advertiser, comes news that the Crafts have been received as pupils in the Ockham Schools, which were established by Lady Byron.  William is…

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August 8, 1851 An account of the Convention, held at Albany.  Resolutions expressed an opposition to the colonization scheme, “claiming the right to remain here and follow respectively whatever business…

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August 8, 1851 In a letter to Maria Weston Chapman, Hugo speaks strongly against slavery: “Slavery in the United States! It is the duty of this republic to set such…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Abolitionism - France Chapman, Maria Weston Hugo, Victor

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July 18, 1851 A letter from Maria Weston Chapman, written to the editor of the Anti-Slavery Standard, gives encouraging word of a gathering of women with whom she met while…

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July 4, 1851 In this announcement of the new paper, Garrison indicates that he prefers the old title “because of its brevity; because it wholly avoids the appearance of egotism…” …

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June 27, 1851 A letter from Parker Pillsbury, from Concord, N.H., dated June 9, 1851, gives a negative account of a lecture by an agent of the Colonization Society, a…

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June 20, 1851 Here is announcement from the North Star that the Rochester office of the North Star will soon issue a new weekly paper bearing the title, ‘Frederick Douglass…

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June 6, 1851 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, from the Charleston Mercury, is an article signed “Cogitator”.  It calls for South Carolina to secede from the Union.  “The only…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Churches Fugitive Slave Laws

May 9, 1851 “Mrs. Bloomer, editor of the Lily, has adopted the ‘short dress and trowsers’ and says in her paper of this month that many of the women of…

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May 9, 1851 A report that the annual meeting of the First Congregational Society of North Brookfield has adopted resolutions which name the Fugitive Slave Law as “oppressive, unrighteous and…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Churches Fugitive Slave Laws

May 2, 1851 “On Thursday of last week, Charles Sumner was elected U. S. Senator, having received 193 votes out of the 286  — the precise number necessary to a…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Free Soil Part Sumner, Charles

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Andover Theological Seminary

May 2, 1851 From the Providence Mirror, comes a notice that “a number of fugitive slaves left this city on Monday for Canada.”  The article cites one instance of “Mr.…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Slaves - escaped

April 25, 1951 In the Senate, March 24, the Joint Special Committee, cites arguments and the history of previous actions by the legislature, including references to the 1793 Fugitive Slave…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Fugitive Slave Laws

April 18, 1851 From the Boston Courier, under the title, Massachusetts Legislature, is notice that “Mr. Keyes” has presented a petition to the Senate, on behalf of Thomas Sims, and…

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April 11, 1851 An account of Sim’s arrest, dated, April 4.  He was arrested in Cooper Street; he gave “stout resistance”, was “at last overcome by a large posse of…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Fanueil Hall Fugitive Slave Laws

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March 28, 1851 Under the Refuge of Oppression, from the Syracuse Star, comes this assessment of Thompson’s appearance:   “He is not without power as an orator, but at the same…

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February 28, 1851 A letter from Francis Bishop, dated Dec 28, 1850, in Liverpool, gives assurance that the Crafts have arrived safely on board the Cambria…..”they are now beyond the…

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February 28, 1851 Notice is given of the temporary suspension of Garrisons’ regular duties as editor, due to health.  His case should not “excite serious alarm”, and the notice is…

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February 21, 1851 There differing  accounts of the arrest, rescue, and flight of Shadrach.  One is from the editor, one “chiefly from the ‘Commonwealth’”, and one a copy of the…

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February 14, 1851 Here is an item from the Annual Report of the Police Department of the City of Boston, January, 1851.  “Its facts and statistics are admonitory and instructive,…

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February 7, 1851 Song sung by all at the twentieth anniversary Soiree:  I AM AN ABOLITIONIST  By Wm. Lloyd Garrison  Air – Auld Lang Syne I am an Abolitionist  …

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Garrison public personality Songs

January 31, 1851 Depending on a source in the Barnstable Patriot, and from the Journal, here is a brief article about “come-outers”: “Several of these poor deluded beings in Barnstable,…

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January 24, 1851 Notice that the Mass. Senate has elected Charles Sumner to the U. S. Senate, with a term beginning on March 4th.  He received 23 votes, three more…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Douglass, Frederick Foster, Stephen Fugitive Slave Laws Non-Resistance

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January 10, 1851 An Appeal and Remonstrance, To the Working Men of America who are invested with the Elective Franchise.   A long letter, concluding with, “We call upon you, by…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Fugitive Slave Laws Working Class Issues

January 3, 1851 Recognition of the death of Snowden, October 8, at the age of 85.  “Many a colored mariner, who has sailed from the North to southern ports, would…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Snowden, Samuel

January 3, 1851 Under the title A Contrast, from the New York Independent, there is an item about a meeting on the evening of Monday, Dec 23, held by the…

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January 3, 1851 “It is impossible to describe the emotion we feel in commencing our third decade as the editor of the Liberator.  The contrast in the state of public…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1851 Liberator