February 8, 1861 This article recounts a debate in the Massachusetts House of Representatives over a motion to allow the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society the use of Representatives Hall, in consequence…

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1861 Anti-Slavery Organizations Massachusetts Legislature

January 25, 1861 An urgent call for people to return signed petitions against Slave-hunting in Massachusetts, to then be laid before the legislature. “Now, while the concessionists are at work……

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1861 Fugitive Slave Laws Massachusetts Legislature Petition Drives

November 23, 1860 An urgent appeal for “every family and every person”, to continue the two-year campaign to have the “no slave-hunting” legislation adopted in the state.

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March 25, 1859 Here is a list by town of the number of persons who have signed the petitions “for a law to prevent the Rendition of any fugitive slave…

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January 21, 1859 As a memorial signed by William Cooper Nell, is brought before the Legislature, asking for the vindication and protection of the rights of colored citizens. Rep. Mr.…

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1859 Anti-Abolition Massachusetts Legislature Nell, William Cooper

1858 Fugitive Slave Laws Massachusetts Legislature Petition Drives

April 2, 1858 Much of the first two pages is devoted to reaction to the removal of Loring, including three columns under the Refuge of Oppression,   Personal Liberty Bill Defeated…

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1858 Fugitive Slave Laws Loring, Judge Edward Greeley Massachusetts Legislature Pro-Slavery

March 17, 1843 “The Massachusetts petition consists of a roll of  paper two feet wide, two feet in diameter,, and more than half a mile long, to which are attached…

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June 10, 1842 An item from the Washington Globe, warning that the Massachusetts Legislature “are resolved to make black and white the same”….. It worries that because there is an…

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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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