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Minutes Of The Proceedings Of A Convention of Delegates From The Abolition Societies Established in different Parts of the United States...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09381.01 Author/Creator: Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Pamphlet Date: 1794 Pagination: 30 p.

Summary of Content: Minutes Of The Proceedings Of A Convention of Delegates From The Abolition Societies Established in different Parts of the United States, Assembled at Philadelphia, On The First Day Of January, One Thousand Seven Hundred And Ninety-Four… Philadelphia: Zachariah Poulson, Jr. 30 pp. [The first nationally based anti-slavery organization.] Contains manuscript anti-slavery poem in a contemporary hand on front free endpaper: "'I would not have a Slave to till my Ground / …And tremble when I wake, for all the wealth, / …ever earn'd. / No: dear as Freedom is, and / … priz'd above all price, / I had much rather be myself the Slave / And wear the bonds, than fasten them on him.'"

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: AbolitionReform MovementAfrican American HistoryPoetrySlavery

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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