1864 Petition Drives Stanton, Elizabeth Cady Women rights

October 23, 1863 One again, here is the petition, sponsored by the Loyal Women of The Republic, through their National Association,  calling upon the Congress to enact emancipation of all…

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1863 Anti-Slavery Organizations Females Petition Drives

January 30, 1863 Here is a petition, addressed to the General Court of Massachusetts. An introduction says, “we publish it with the hope that it may be circulated extensively for…

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1863 Petition Drives Working Class Issues

November 22, 1861 William Cooper Nell writes to Garrison, and encloses a petition, to the General Court of Massachusetts, printed here. The petition calls for the legislature to strike the…

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1861 Petition Drives

September 27, 1861 Here is the text of the memorial, addressed to the Congress of the United States.  It includes: “.your honorable body is urgently implored to lose no time…

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1861 Civil War Petition Drives

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

1860 Petition Drives

September 9, 1859 An article urges people to circulate two petitions, one urging the legislators of Massachusetts to enact legislation which will put an end to slave-hunting in the state,…

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1859 Fugitive Slave Laws Petition Drives

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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1859 Fugitive Slave Laws Massachusetts Legislature Petition Drives

June 25, 1858 This petition to the Senate and House of the General Court of Massachusetts.  The petition demands the right of suffrage for women, “a right which involves all…

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1858 Petition Drives Suffrage

1858 Fugitive Slave Laws Massachusetts Legislature Petition Drives

June 6, 1856 This article, titled, Freedom Demands Separation, recounts a series of events in Kansas, and includes with the caning of Sumner, and includes a petition, which it urges…

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1856 Disunion Petition Drives Sumner, Charles

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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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1854 Nell, William Cooper Petition Drives Separate schools

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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April 12, 1850 John M. Spear writes to Garrison, informing him of the number of people who have signed petitions to the Massachusetts legislature, advocating the Abolition of Capital Punishment.…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Capital Punishment Petition Drives Spear, J.M.

May 25, 1849 Here is a listing of thirty towns, naming the number of Legal Voters, and Non Voters, who have signed petitions urging the Governor to call a Convention…

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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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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1843 Latimer, George Massachusetts Legislature Petition Drives

February 17, 1843 Celebrating and congratulating themselves on the collection of the petitions,  a note at the end of this report says:  “The petition was carried on the shoulders of…

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February 3, 1843 62,791 people have signed petition to the state legislature, and 48,000 to the US Congress.  John Quincy Adams was selected to take charge of the petitions to Congress.

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February 3, 1843 Several columns of “Correspondence between the Authorities of Virginia and the Executive of Massachusetts, relative to the Latimer Case.” There is also an account of a “Latimer…

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January 20, 1843 An announcement of the Latimer Committee that they now have forty eight thousand names on petitions, and the goal is to have one hundred thousand “sons and…

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January  13, 1843 A call for more petitions, signed by H.I. Bowditch, indicates that at least twenty thousand names, exclusive of Suffolk County, have been secured on petitions, and assurance…

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January 6, 1843 “Has every town done its utmost?……It is an imperative duty on the part of all persons, who would petition for any cause on their own behalf,  to…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1843 Chapman, Maria Weston Petition Drives

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1835 Petition Drives