* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Gag orders in Congress Legislation

This Dec 10, 1838 letter is addressed to Garrison, signed simply “A Universalist Abolitionist”.  The tone is a sarcastic question, wondering if there is a Universalist periodical which consistently upholds…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Churches

Under Refuge of Oppression, there is  “from the Hampshire Republican” , no state designated,  an article with reference to seven hundred and thirty-five females in Lynn, have petitioned the Legislature…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Churches

Under Refuge of Oppression , and labeled, Polite Letters from the South, one letter, from Somerton, VA, tells the Editor:  “You can remain in Boston, and preach your doctrines, but…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Anti-Abolition Liberator

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Anti-Slavery Organizations Wright, Elizur

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Runaway slaves

Under Refuge of Oppression, there is a copy of a Petition presented to the Massachusetts General Court, in which a large number of men from Lynn, mock the recent attempt…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Interracial Marriage

The minutes and resolutions from a meeting chaired by Hall, are in support of the Samaritan Asylum for indigent colored orphans. The meeting was in the Belknap Street School room. …

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Hall, Primus Orphan Asylum for colored orphans

This is the report of a Special Joint Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature, urging that the subject of the slave trade is deserving of immediate attention of the national government.

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Legislatures of North & South Massachusetts Legislature Slave Trade

A long letter from Otis, in which he responds to a report on actions in the Rhode Island Legislature which have been called to his attention.  The reference is to…

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A notice from the Zion’s Watchman appears here, extracted from a letter dated Oct 21, 1838, from Paris. The letter is from the correspondent of the New York American, no…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Abolitionism - France

From the Christian Reflector, an article, A Penitent Slaveholder.  It is signed only, “A Friend of Freedom, O.S.C.”  The writer says that his/her father was a slaveholder, and recounts some…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Penitent Slaveholder

Possibly, or probably, from Prudence Crandall, signed “P. Crandall”.  An article in the Massachusetts Abolitionist has caught her attention; evidently the writer has been accused of “meddling improperly with politics”,…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Crandall, Prudence

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Legislatures of North & South Massachusetts Legislature Runaway slaves

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Discrimination

Under of Refuge of Oppression there is a listing of 72 slaves to be sold on March 11, 1839, in New Orleans, indicating age, infirmities, children, etc. of each.

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Slave Trade

“From a letter to the editor of the Michigan Observer   — I have just received a letter from a highly valued friend in Mississippi, who says, ‘I was recently conversing…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Abolition - Southern

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Complicity of North Slave Trade

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Non-Resistance

There is a notice from New Orleans, dated May 11th, stating that public opinion in Texas is much against “the project of some unprincipled speculators, to smuggle slaves from Cuba…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Slave Trade

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Anti-Slavery Organizations Wright, Elizur

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Abolition Society - Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Organizations

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Abolition Society - Massachusetts

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Colonization, Anti-colonization

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Anti-Slavery Organizations Anti-Slavery Society - Massachusetts - female support

A. L. Haskell, writes from Newburyport, July 20th:   ” I find the most of our anti-slavery friends firmly united to the parent society, the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society….” Then he tells…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Anti-Slavery Organizations Colonization, Anti-colonization

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Chapman, Maria Weston

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Employment Opportunity Office Hilton, John T.

A brief notice …… “it is a case which calls for the sympathy of all true-hearted,  impartial lovers of liberty’ that the brave Cinques and his associates have committed no…

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A brief item titled, Effrontery:  “That pseudo Quaker, and colonization monomaniac, Elliot Cresson, is once more in this Commonwealth, endeavoring to dupe the people out of their money, in support…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Colonization, Anti-colonization Cresson, Elliot

A notice from the Hartford, Connecticut Review  indicates that the only surviving slave of the General is living in the city of Middletown.  He is near one hundred years of…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Hamet, George Washington's slave

A long tribute to Lundy, includes a section telling of Garrison’s relation to him, an excerpt of a speech by Lundy, an Obituary, and quotes from previous Liberator references in…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Lundy, Benjamin

A full first page is devoted to Lecture VIII, from the “Anti-Slavery Lecturer”, under the above title.  The editor comments:  “We must occupy our present space with further suggestions”; here are…

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Calls attention to an appeal from the “Youth’s Cabinet”, and refers to Bro. Southard’s excellent paper.  The appeal is evidently from that paper. “Keep the Children Abolitionists.  They naturally detest…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Children abolitionists

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Anti-Slavery Bazaar

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1839 Abolitionists - Political Action

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1840 Georgia Legislatures of North & South State's Rights

Here is a copy of the decision of the court in the Amistad case,  including these words: “Cinquez and Grabeau shall not sigh for Africa in vain.  Bloody as may…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1840 Amistad

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1840 Liberator finances

Under the heading, ‘A Thrilling Story’, from the Herald of Freedom, here is the story of  Mrs. Mary Webster, of Boston, who, after many attempts, is successful in purchasing the…

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Here is notice that a gag rule has been passed; there is not enough room to publish it this edition of the paper, but it is labeled as “more odious,…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1840 Churches Females New Hampshire

It becomes apparent the paper needs money.  It is clear that the Editor would prefer not to have to accept advertisements, but will do so.  Urges especially advertisement of books,…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1840 Liberator finances

A notice appears about a two-day meeting of the Essex County Anti-Slavery Society, to be held in Lynn. Calls for a “strong rallying”; …”Let them evince that abolitionism has indeed…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1840 Anti-Slavery Organizations Essex County

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1840 Churches Papal Bull against slave trade

The following resolution was adopted by the Vermont ASS: “That those ministers who, with all the light they now enjoy in regard to the sinfullness of the slaveholder, and the…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1840 Anti-Slavery Organizations Churches Vermont

From the Connecticut Observer, an item from Kelley, Berlin, Feb 3, 1840 Responding to the argument, advanced by many, that public opinion is against having women speak in public meetings,…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1840 Females Kelley, Abby

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1840 Colored support for Garrison