December 29, 1854 The Evening Telegraph says that Burns has been sold to “a North Carolina negro trader, (after $1400 had been tendered both here and in Virginia, and after…

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December 29, 1854 From Frederick Douglass’s Paper, comes a letter signed by Laura. S. Holland, telling of the severe treatment of Fairbank at the hands of Kentucky authorities, by whom…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Churches Fugitive Slave Laws

December 1, 1854 A letter to Garrison, from W. H. Fish, no address given, (Worcester area assumed) tells of a social gathering of abolitionists in Blackstone, an Anti-Slavery Social Party. …

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Anti-Slavery Organizations Foster, Stephen Higginson, Theodore Wentworth Tappan, Arthur

November 17, 1854 From the Richmond Enquirer, comes notice that Anthony Burns has left Richmond, in possession of David McDaniel, Esq., of Nash County, N.C., who purchased him for the…

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November 17, 1854 Here is an item which indicates that Beecher has recently, in a lecture, avowed himself “a convert to the doctrine in women’s voting !!!”  He indicated ”…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Beecher, Henry Ward Suffrage Women rights

November 10, 1854 The Herald reports that “the Smith School is in bad condition -” but little progress, slim attendance and bad discipline are its characteristics.  There are eighty scholars…

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November 10, 1854 Here is an account of the case brought by Mr. Pindall, whose son has been ejected from a school on grounds of his color.  The decision affirms…

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November 10, 1854 A notice to the Friends of the paper, signed by Wendell Phillips, and Francis Jackson,  and an action of the Executive Committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society,…

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November 3, 1854 The Christian Ambassador, the organ of the Universalists of New York, urges that Tufts College, “soon to be opened near Boston” be “opened freely to both sexes”.…

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October 27, 1854 Notice of a Petition to the Mass. House and Senate, asking for the removal of Judge Edward Greeley Loring, from the office of a Judge of Suffolk…

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October 27, 1854 Correspondence from the N.Y. Tribune, indicate that the Genesee Annual Conference has taken strong action against the Fugitive Slave Law, and the Kansas and Nebraska Act, and…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Churches

October 6, 1854 This account tells of the meeting of the Liberty party, indicating that attendance was small, unenthusiastic, “proceedings not animated”, etc and then tells of subsequent meetings of…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Constitution Liberty Party Smith, Gerrit

October 6, 1854 A column-long article by Theodore Parker which begins, “Slavery is unprofitable for the people.  America is poorer for slavery.  …If three and a quarter million slaves were…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Parker, Theodore Slavery

September 29, 1854 Under the title (above), here is an answer to a letter from a subscriber who asks if The Liberator opposes political action.  Here is an excerpt from…

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September 22, 1854 In the Refuge of Oppression column, there is this word from the Charleston Mercury: “The South no longer regards slavery as a necessary evil  — it no…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Pro-Slavery

September 8, 1854 Extracts from a letter, included here, come from the New York Tribune.  It claims the letter was never before published; it was dated May 6, 1794. In…

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August 25, 1854 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, from the Norfolk (VA) Daily News:  “The nigger statesman of the North, is, we learn, to be brought forward for Congress…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Douglass, Frederick

August 18, 1854 Here is a Report of the Committee on Public Instruction, presented to the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, May 22.  There is discussion of the exclusion from…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Nell, William Cooper Separate schools

August 11, 1854 The editor of the Vermont Tribune sends a story of a twenty year old female slave who was running away from her slaver-owner and father, Ruffin Gilchrist,…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Slaves - escaped

July 28, 1854 From the Pennsylvania Register, an article claims that the “Southern fanatics of the Senate”, are said to be plotting Sumner’s expulsion.   “A few weeks ago the proposition…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Sumner, Charles

July 14, 1854 Notice that the State of Connecticut has passed a bill, An Act for the Defence of Liberty, ” ..that will, if strictly enforced, make slave-hunting a rather…

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July 7, 1854 “Mr. Garrison said he should now proceed to perform an action which would be the testimony of his own soul to all present, of the estimation in…

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July 7, 1854 Dated Washington, D.C., June 27, 1854, addressed “To my Constituents”, Smith announces his “purpose to resign my seat in Congress at the close of the present session.”

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June 16, 1854 From the Southern Episcopalian , Charleston, S.C., here is a sample of the Catechism: Who keeps snakes and all bad things from hurting you —God does. Who…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Churches

June 16, 1854 Here the paper publishes “extracts from a brave and eloquent ‘Discourse on Christian Politics, delivered in Williams Hall, Boston, on Whitsunday, June 4, 1854, by James Freeman…

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June 16, 1854 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, from the N. Y. Journal of Commerce, there is a concern that there will be an attempt in Congress to amend…

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June 9, 1854 The paper proudly prints a resignation of Joseph K. Hayes, because he has received an order which, “if performed, would implicate me in the execution of that…

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June 9, 1854 “A man has been successfully kidnapped in Boston, and carried off to Virginia as the rightful property of another!…..One fact, at least, is settled : — No…

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June 9, 1854 With its source not clear, under the title Triumph of Law, this notice says:  “It is with great satisfaction we announce to our readers the complete triumph…

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June 2, 1854 Arrested at the corner of Brattle and Court Street, Burns was taken to the Court House, where he was kept for the night by the Marshall. “During…

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June 2, 1854 The Washington Sentinel, referring to an offer which has been extended for Henry Ward Beecher to settle in that city: “We know not what pay his Northern…

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May 26, 1854 Notice that friends of Brown in England have “kindly contributed the amount necessary to secure his ransom from bondage, so that he can return to his native…

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May 26, 1854 Labeled as Another Triumph of the Slave Power, this notice of the passing of the bill, includes these words:  ” …against an unprecedented demonstration of religious sentiment…

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May 5, 1854 Notice that William C. Nell has “just executed, by Grozelier, a likeness of Mr. Garrison, in the same style as that recently issued of Mr. Sumner, “giving…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Nell, William Cooper

April 28, 1854 Rev. John T. Sargent, of Boston, writes to call attention to readers the plight of young girls on the streets of the city, and he appeals for…

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April 28, 1854 Notice that slavery has been abolished “throughout the Republic”, by an act of Congress, and a bill signed on the same day by the President.

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April 7, 1854 The Richmond Whig expresses anger at the proceedings of a New Haven Anti-Nebraska meeting, in which Professors have participated.   It asks “if the South will longer submit…

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February 10, 1854 With the sub-title Freedom for All the North!, here is notice of a State Convention, called to meet at Faneuil Hall, “to consult upon measures to prevent……

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act

January 27, 1854 An article disparages a gathering of the Massachusetts Webster Association, to a honor his birthday.  “No matter how deformed or monstrous the idol may be, its worshippers…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Webster, Daniel

January 27, 1854 From the Frederick Douglass’s Paper,  under the title The Liberator, A.S. Standard and Pennsylvania Freeman,  Douglass says that his purpose “..is not to re-open, but, if possible,…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Douglass, Frederick

January 20, 1854 Here is a report on the results of the recent Anti-Slavery Bazaar, which exceeded those of the last year, and amounted to $4,256

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January 6, 1854 Smith’s speech in the House, December 20, 1853, is included in this edition. There is also a column of comment by the editor.  “It is greatly to…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Smith, Gerrit Sumner, Charles

January 6, 1854 A large audience assembled in the Belknap Street Church for the second annual meeting of the Association.  The group had been established in the previous year, “for…

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January 6, 1854 “What disclosure have been made as to the heart of this nation toward the oppressed, as to the position of the Government in regard to their enslavement,…

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