December 27, 1850 A long article about Webster, titled “The Great Apostate”,  recounts a view of Webster’s change since 1837, when “his vision was clear and his judgment sound”, and…

Read More Mob at Fanueil Hall, and Webster

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Webster, Daniel

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Crafts, William & Ellen Slaves - escaped

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Hilton, John T. Remond, Lenox Thompson, George

November 22, 1850 This announces that the citizens of Worcester have requested the meeting to be held there.  Thompson, Garrison, Phillips, others will speak. Comment by the Editor:  “As a…

Read More For Thompson, a meeting in Worcester

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Thompson, George

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Douglass, Frederick Thompson, George Violence vs. Garrison & Others

November 8, 1850 Here is notice that the Daily Times has encouraged a petition to the Mayor and Aldermen against the use of Faneuil Hall for abolitionists who wish to…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Fugitive Slave Laws Thompson, George

November 1, 1850 Announcing the arrival of Thompson, there is indication that there will be a “grand reception meeting” at Faneuil Hall, and that colored citizens are preparing a public…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Thompson, George

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Fugitive Slave Laws

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Fugitive Slave Laws

October 11, 1850 “We solemnly appeal to Christians of every name, to all sober and humane men, unwrenched by party feelings, to all that love man, to behold and ponder…

Read More Hear Rev. Henry Ward Beecher!

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Beecher, Henry Ward

October 11, 1850 From the Boston Courier :  “The public have been treated to some bugbear stories upon this subject, which have afforded an excellent occasion to a certain class…

Read More Fear of Slave Catchers

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Anti-Abolition Fugitive Slave Laws

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Fugitive Slave Laws Hayden, Lewis Nell, William Cooper

September 27, 1850 An Address  to The People of Massachusetts, by the Board of Managers of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society occupies the most of a full page, signed by Francis…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Fugitive Slave Laws Quincy, Edmund

September 13, 1850 Reference is made to a pamphlet telling of the school, which has been operating for two years, having been incorporated during the last session of the legislature. …

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Females

September 6, 1850 A N.Y. Tribune correspondent is the source of this, from Baltimore, unsigned.  The article sites instances of escaping slaves, which have “added new fuel to the indignation…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Fugitive Slave Laws Slaves - escaped

August 23, 1850 A notice of conventions to be held, pursuant to a resolution at the recent New England Anti-Slavery Convention: It lists meetings to be held in Rutland (Worcester…

Read More The One Hundred Conventions

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Anti-Slavery Organizations

August 9, 1850 Under the title Liberty – Equality – Fraternity!!!  signed by Smith, from the New York State Vigilance Committee, is a call for persons who have escaped from…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Smith, Gerrit

August 9, 1850 From the Republican:  “The appointment of Mr. Webster, after the course he had pursued for the last five months, is about as good evidence of Fillmore’s devotion…

Read More Webster, Secretary of State!

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Webster, Daniel

August 9, 1850 From the Portsmouth, N.H. Journal, August 3, is the story of a slave named Adam, who was on board a ship from Pensacola.  He had hidden himself…

Read More The Fugitive Slave

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Slaves - escaped

August 9, 1850 In the Refuge of Oppression columns, there is a “precious morceau” from the New Lisbon (Ohio) Palladium.   “Abby Kelley Foster is again upon her stump, ministering to…

Read More Abby Kelley Foster criticized

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Kelley, Abby

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Webster, Daniel

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Seward, William

July 19, 1850 An item titled, Characteristic Kindness, tells of Robert Edmond, who, in 1848 was tarred and feathered in So. Carolina for teaching a slave to read.  A letter…

Read More Gerrit Smith

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Smith, Gerrit

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Filmore, Millard Taylor, Zachary

July 5, 1850 Notice of the establishment of an Irish Emigrant Society, with a purpose “to exercise a watchful supervision over all impoverished emigrants on landing here, given them temporary shelter…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Irish People

June 28, 1850 An article about recent action at the Episcopal Convention, where there was a decision made “upon the question of admitting representatives from the African Church of St.…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Churches

June 28, 1850 From the Cleveland True Democrat, is a story of a colored woman, mother of little children, bound hand and foot, taken for shipment to “the Southern market”

Read More Slave Trade in Washington

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Slave Trade

June 28, 1850 Here is an article from the Boston Republican, unsigned, telling the story of a man being taken from the streets of Cincinnati to Kentucky, by men claiming…

Read More Slave-Catching in Cincinnati

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Slaves - escaped

June 28, 1850 Under the title A New Plan of Emancipation, an article signed by Emanuel Weiss, calls for a method to “unite the two objects of humanity and politics,”…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Colonization, Anti-colonization

May 31, 1850 Calling attention to the new head of the paper, there is a description of its content and meaning, including “a central medallion representing Jesus, the Liberator…”

Read More New Head to The Liberator

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Liberator

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Anti-Abolition Whittier, John Greenleaf

April 26, 1850 The friends of this reform met at the Belknap Street Church, and passed resolutions of surprise at the wrongful Massachusetts Supreme Court decision, including one resolution which…

Read More Equal School Rights Meeting

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Separate schools

April 26, 1850 The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided that Sarah had not been “unlawfully excluded from public school instruction”.  Comment by the editor: “This decision of the Court fills…

Read More Sarah Roberts Case Decision

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Roberts Case Separate schools

April 19, 1850 Correspondence from the Journal of Commerce, tells of plans to build four more steam ships, to make four trips each for the emigration of free persons of …

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Colonization, Anti-colonization

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Juvenile Department Separate schools

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.

April 12, 1850 “Father Mathew arrived at New Orleans March 24th, and was enthusiastically received.  – O course!”

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Mathew, Father

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Calhoun, John Webster, Daniel

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Webster, Daniel

April 5, 1850 Report of a crowded meeting at Belknap Street church, protesting Webster’s speech.  William Nell presents resolutions against Webster; others present include Coffin Pitts, John Hilton, George Washington,…

Read More Colored Citizens Anti-Webster Meeting

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Hilton, John T. Nell, William Cooper Pitts, Coffin Webster, Daniel

April 5, 1850 Dated March 1, from Boston, Fairbank gives an account of his trial, imprisonment, and freedom.  He expresses gratitude to people of the city, indicates an intention to…

Read More Letter from Calvin Fairbank

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Fairbanks, Calvin

April 5, 1850 Under the Refuge of Oppression column, commendations of Webster’s speech are printed, from the Boston Courier, the Charleston Courier, Norfolk (Va) Herald, Mobile Daily Advertiser, The Richmond…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Webster, Daniel

March 29, 1850 There was a “Great Meeting in Faneuil Hall”,with a “large concourse of citizens”. Speakers include Samuel E. Sewall, Esq., Theodore Parker, Wendell Phillips, and a letter from…

Read More Response to Webster’s Speech

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Adams, Charles Francis Parker, Theodore Phillips, Wendell Webster, Daniel

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Phillips, Wendell Webster, Daniel

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Webster, Daniel Wilmot Proviso

March 15, 1850 “Among the half a dozen men in Congress, the utterance of whose sentiments, in times of deep excitement, command the national attention, and exert in all sections…

Read More John C. Calhoun

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Calhoun, John

March 8, 1850 Here is a letter to Taylor, signed by Francis Jackson, President, and Edmund Quincy, Secretary, of the Mass. Anti-Slavery Society.  It had been intended that the letter…

Read More President Taylor

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Taylor, Zachary

February 22, 1850 From the Boston Transcript comes comment on the recent Anti-Slavery Convention in Faneuil Hall, during which there was a resolution passed with a censure upon Longfellow, on…

Read More Longfellow Denounced

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

March 1, 1850 A notice of Feb 22, signed by Samuel May, Jr, appears under the title, Caution. In it May tells of William Jones, a former slave, now going…

Read More Former Slave Deception

* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 May, Samuel

February 15, 1850 Here is a letter addressed to the Editor, from Thomas Paul Smith. Here are excerpts:  “We are colored men, exposed alike to prejudice and oppression; our interests…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1850 Separate schools Smith School