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Battey, Joel (ca. b. 1790) Address of the Starksborough and Lincoln anti-slavery society to the public.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06137 Author/Creator: Battey, Joel (ca. b. 1790) Place Written: Middlebury, Vermont Type: Pamphlet signed Date: 1835 Pagination: 1 v. : 36 p. ; 23.6 x 14.4 cm.

Summary of Content: First edition, presented to Kimball 8 November 1834. Printed by Knapp and Jewett. In faded orange wrappers as issued. With printed constitution of the Society inside rear wrapper. Kimball signed outer cover. A note written on title page indicates this pamphlet was presented to Kimball by Joel Battey, secretary of the society.

Background Information: Kimball was an author and editor of "The Herald of Freedom," an anti-slavery journal.

People: Kimball, Joseph Horace, 1813-1838
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistoryAbolitionSlaveryReform Movement

Sub Era: Lincoln

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