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Franklin, Walter (1773-1838) Minutes of the proceedings of the second convention of delegates from the abolition societies established in different parts of the United States...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05650 Author/Creator: Franklin, Walter (1773-1838) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Pamphlet Date: 1795 Pagination: 1 v. : 32 p. ; 20.2 x 12.5 cm.

Summary of Content: (title continues)... assembled at Philadelphia, on the seventh day of January, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five, and continued, by adjournments, until the fourteenth day of the same month, inclusive. Printed by Zachariah Poulson, Jr. Franklin was secretary of the Abolition Society of Pennsylvania.

Background Information:

People: Poulson, Zachariah, 1761-1844
Franklin, Walter, 1773-1838

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Reform MovementAbolitionAfrican American HistorySlavery

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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