December 16, 1853 Signed by “N.B.”, here is an article titled, The Mask Entirely Removed.  The context is twelve columns in Douglass’s paper, which are in response to articles in…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Douglass, Frederick

December 2, 1853 A letter to Garrison, from Anna Douglass, requesting that he publish her letter, in which she states, that “it is not true, that the presence of a…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Douglass, Frederick

December 2, 1853 Mary M. Gould, Secretary of the Ladies Anti-Slavery Sewing Circle, of Cincinnati, sends one hundred dollars as a contribution to the Liberator.

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November 25, 1853 From a newspaper from the capital of Brazil there is notice of items which have been introduced in the legislature, which proposes to abolish slavery for any…

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November 18, 1853 Here is an account of a meeting of colored citizens, October 25, 1853,  a large meeting, held at the AME Church. Resolutions are passed, among them one…

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November 18, 1853 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, comes from the Detroit Free Press an article announcing the Decline of Abolitionism.  “…there exists , we presume to say, no…

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November 11, 1853 At a recent meeting in Adrian, Michigan, the new Society was formed, with a constitution, and officers elected, and resolutions presented by Garrison, were adopted.

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October 14, 1853 Here is a letter from Thomas Garrett, of Wilmington, Delaware, who has sent three dollars to the paper.  Garrison indicates that Garrett is an old man and…

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September 30, 1853 The article indicates that recently a paper of the United Brethren in Christ, the Religious Telescope, has been “submitted to the flames at Grenville, Va., by the…

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September 16, 1853 The letter is to Garrison, from Putnam, in Lynn. Putnam complains that Nell’s assertion that he, Putnam, is disaffected toward the MASS is an “utter disregard of…

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September 2, 1853 This is the record of a Psychometrical Examination of Garrison, by Andrew Jackson Davis.  It is a long article; here are some brief excerpts.  Summing up the…

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September 2, 1853 A communication from William C. Nell, written to Garrison, in which Nell includes a letter to Douglass.  Nell indicates that Douglass has “misrepresented my sayings and doings…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Douglass, Frederick Nell, William Cooper Remond, Lenox

September 2, 1853 A letter to Garrison is signed, “A Regular Theater-Goer”.  It decries that the Howard Athenaeum admits colored persons only to the Gallery.  ”  by all that is…

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July 29, 1853 An item from a gentleman residing at Alton, Illinois.  He tells of an old burying ground which has recently been remodeled, then is eloquent in his praise…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Lovejoy, Elijah

July 22, 1853 From Frederick Douglass’s Paper is an account of the Convention, held in Rochester. “For the purpose of improving the character, developing the intelligence, maintaining the rights, and…

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July 1, 1853 Here are remarks of Charles Sumner, urging that “in the organization of the volunteer military companies of the Commonwealth, there shall be no distinction of color or…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Military - Colored Sumner, Charles

June 24, 1853 A brief item indicates that “notwithstanding all the precautionary measures of the English and American government to suppress the slave trade, about thee thousand slaves from the…

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June 10, 1853 Nell, Sarah Remond, and Caroline Putnam are denied entrance to an opera, though they have tickets. A court case is heard by Judge Russell, who finds against…

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June 3, 1853 Record of a meeting in the Senate Chamber, filled to overflowing with a highly respectful and intellectual audience, gathered to hear Lucy Stone and Wendell Phillips, who…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Phillips, Wendell Stone, Lucy Suffrage Women rights

May 27, 1853 Clay has appeared at the Belknap Street church, which was “crowded to its utmost capacity by those who, having heard the name of Cassius M. Clay, associated…

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April 29, 1853 The announcement begins, with this sarcasm from the editor: “We congratulate the business public of Boston on opening a new branch of trade. The attention of capitalists…

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April 1, 1853 Announced here is a new monthly paper, “The Elevator”, just started by Roberts. “Its object is, ‘to agitate the cause of general improvement among the colored people’…

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April 1, 1853 A letter to Garrison, from S. M. Jr. commends to all the expanded store, at 121 Cambridge Street.  “Let those who are skeptical of what a slave…

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April 1, 1853 An article under Refuge of Oppression includes the text of a law passed in Illinois, which severely restricts any mulatto or negro either coming into or being…

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March 11, 1853 “Shouts of thanksgiving at the termination of the administration of Millard Fillmore”, are accompanied by “loudest lamentations at the induction into the Presidential office of Franklin Pierce,…

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February 25, 1853 Parker Pillsbury writes to Garrison.  He reports that there have been meetings in several towns, poorly attended, partly because of weather, but also for “want of interest”…..”This…

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February 11, 1853 A speech by Higginson, at Faneuil Hall, during the recent MASS annual meeting. “… I should speak on agitation, and not of agitators…. agitation is destined to…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Anti-Slavery Organizations Higginson, Theodore Wentworth

January 28, 1853 A letter comes from Monsieur Tourgueneff, with whom Garrison has been in communication. It bears news of conditions and prospects in Russia. He is a Russian Noble.…

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January 28, 1853 News comes from both Pennsylvania and Ohio of recent Anti-Slavery Fairs, with accounting of monies raised by each.

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January 21, 1853 A letter from I. Fisk, in Fall River, tells of a lecture by Sallie Holley, and speaks highly of her. There is also a letter from S.W.…

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January 21, 1853 Readers have called to their attention the second edition of Nell’s Services of Colored Americans in the Wars of 1776 and 1812. Notices are carried in the…

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January 14, 1853 An article comments on the official organ of the Colonization Society, the African Repository, now in its twenty-ninth volume, and includes an excerpt from its current number.   …

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January 7, 1853 As he begins the twenty-third volume of the paper, Garrison includes here one letter from a person who cancels his subscription, and two new subscriptions.  One of…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1853 Beecher, Henry Ward Liberator