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'We were slaves' from BL Add 26957, f. 39v

'We were slaves' from BL Add 26957, f. 39v

Marginal drawing illustrating the passage, ~Avadim hayyinu~ (we were slaves): a man carrying buckets and followed by a dog. Caption in a banderole over the scene: ~Avadim hayyinu~. Image taken from f. 39v of Pr... more

'We were slaves' from BL Add 26957, f. 39v

'We were slaves' from BL Add 26957, f. 39v

Textual illustration of ~Avadim hayyinu~ (We were slaves): a man carrying buckets and followed by a dog. Caption in a banderole over the scene: ~Avadim hayyinu~. Below, there is a decorated initial-word panel ~... more

The Triumph of Scipio who rides on a horse followed by captured slaves

The Triumph of Scipio who rides on a horse followed by captured slaves

Master of the Die (Italian, active Rome, ca. 1530–60)

[Black slaves working in sugar mill. Hispaniola. Part 5, plate 2]

[Black slaves working in sugar mill. Hispaniola. Part 5, plate 2]

Illus. in: De Bay, Americae...1590. Reference copy may be in E141.B88. Reference copy may be in SSF (Gr) - Plantation crops Sugar, LOT 4410A. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

W'rede straffe van een Planter aan zyn knegt

W'rede straffe van een Planter aan zyn knegt

Planter whipping slave tied to tree. Illus. in: Exquemelin, Histoire der Boecaniers...(1700), facing p. 29. Reference copy may be in SSF (Gr) - Slavery 1700. This record contains unverified, old data from capti... more

Femmes d' Afrique, en differens Habits. 1. Femmes de qualite, 2. femmes du commun, 3. esclaves J.N. Tardieu filius sculp

Femmes d' Afrique, en differens Habits. 1. Femmes de qualite, 2. femme...

Print shows three groups of African women wearing the dress of upper class and lower class women, and a female slave with two children. Title from item. Printed at bottom right: T. IV. No. XXIV. Trimmed to with... more

Don Quixote Releases the Galley Slaves (Six Illustrations for Don Quixote)

Don Quixote Releases the Galley Slaves (Six Illustrations for Don Quix...

William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)

Don Quixote releases the Galley Slaves (Six Illustrations for Don Quixote)

Don Quixote releases the Galley Slaves (Six Illustrations for Don Quix...

William Hogarth (British, London 1697–1764 London)

The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor of scurrility

The election, a medley, humbly inscribed to Squire Lilliput, professor...

Cartoon shows the old courthouse in Philadelphia during the October 1, 1764 election where a line of men wait at the steps on the right to enter the courthouse and cast their votes; in the foreground, many men,... more

To the inhabitants of the City and County of Philadelphia. Gentlemen. You are come here this day to determine whether you will be freemen or slaves. The New-Yorkers have betrayed a meaness and cowardice in deserting us in the present important j

To the inhabitants of the City and County of Philadelphia. Gentlemen. ...

Positive Photostat. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 143, Folder 14.

Virginia Colony to George III of England, April 1, 1772, Petition Against Importation of Slaves from Africa

Virginia Colony to George III of England, April 1, 1772, Petition Agai...

Petition Against Importation of Slaves from Africa

Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of their task-masters the excise officers

Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of the...

A British satire on an attempt by William Pitt and George Rose to transfer to excise law certain import duties; standing in opposition is Edward Thurlow. The central image shows Britannia, wrapped in a blanket ... more

The gradual abolition off the slave trade or leaving of sugar by degrees

The gradual abolition off the slave trade or leaving of sugar by degre...

Print shows George III sitting at a table with the Queen and two of his daughters, and the Queen's Keeper of the Robes, Juliana Elizabeth Schwellenbergen holding a bottle of "Brandy", discussing the use of suga... more

The abolition of the slave trade Or the inhumanity of dealers in human flesh exemplified in Captn. Kimber's treatment of a young Negro girl of 15 for her virjen (sic) modesty.

The abolition of the slave trade Or the inhumanity of dealers in human...

Print shows sailor on a slave ship suspending an African girl by her ankle from a rope over a pulley. Captain John Kimber stands on the left with a whip in his hand. Title from item. Attributed to I. Cruikshank... more

U.S. Reports: Commonwealth v. Chambre, 4 U.S. (4 Dall.) 143 (1794)

U.S. Reports: Commonwealth v. Chambre, 4 U.S. (4 Dall.) 143 (1794)

Description: U.S. Reports Volume 4; Dallas Volume 4; September Term, 1794; The Commonwealth versus Chambre.

Philanthropic Consolations, after the loss of the Slave-Bill

Philanthropic Consolations, after the loss of the Slave-Bill

William Wilberforce and Samuel Horsley, Bishop of Rochester, cavort with two black women in a well-furnished room. Wilberforce and a woman, wearing a print dress with her breasts exposed, sit on a couch smoking... more

Circular. State of Connecticut, Hartford, September 18th, 1798. We enclose you an act passed the 9th day of July last, entitled, "An act to provide for the valuation of lands and dwelling-houses, and the enumeration of slaves within the United S

Circular. State of Connecticut, Hartford, September 18th, 1798. We enc...

The name of Robert Geer, name and number of the district, filled in in manuscript.; Not in Evans. Page Order: Folder Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page image... more

Printers' picture gallery. The following device is made up entirely of cuts from the specimen-book of a single- type-foundry in this city. Most of the pictures are current at the South, and are even put by masters into the hands of the slaves ..

Printers' picture gallery. The following device is made up entirely of...

Anti-slavery.; Title. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 133, Folder 29.

[Iron mask, collar, leg shackles and spurs used to restrict slaves]

[Iron mask, collar, leg shackles and spurs used to restrict slaves]

Illus. in: The penitential tyrant / Thomas Branagan. New-York: Printed by Samuel Wood, no. 362, Pearl-street, 1807. Reference copy in: LOT 4422-A-3.

Maroon. Buckra reading their pass

Maroon. Buckra reading their pass

Drawing shows a white man (Buckra) reading the pass of Maroons (runaway slaves) on a road. Title from item. Unpublished finding aid, Drawings of Jamaica by William Berryman, available in LC Prints & Photographs... more

A tid rei, for tories. Free men attend to what your friend a Republican advises, O. all act like me, keep liberty, which every free man prizes, O, The Tories say they'll bring us down, and make us slaves forever, O. Because we did this glorious

A tid rei, for tories. Free men attend to what your friend a Republica...

Imprint 2. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. 2 duplicate copies Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 113, Folder 32. Copy... more

A Lady going to visit

A Lady going to visit

Illustration showing slaves carrying woman in sedan chair across street. Illus. in: Travels in Brazil / Henry Koster. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816, pl. opposite p. 188.

A Planter and his wife on a journey

A Planter and his wife on a journey

Illustration showing two slaves carrying woman in sedan chair, slave woman with baggage on head, and planter riding horse on country road..

Grand bobalition, or "Great anniversary fussible"

Grand bobalition, or "Great anniversary fussible"

Another in the "bobalition" series of broadsides parodying the manners, illiteracy, and dialect of Boston blacks. (See no. 1819-2.) The illustration shows a black militia troop marching from left to right. The ... more

Gate & slave market at Pernambuco / drawn by Augs. Earle ; engraved by Edwd. Finden.

Gate & slave market at Pernambuco / drawn by Augs. Earle ; engraved by...

Includes view of Count Maurice's gate near slave market. Illus. in: Journal of a voyage to Brazil, and residence there, during part of the years 1821, 1822, 1823 / Maria Graham. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, O... more

[Illustration showing two Brazilian slaves in Bahia carrying cloth covered sedan chair on shoulders with woman inside, with surrounding text]

[Illustration showing two Brazilian slaves in Bahia carrying cloth cov...

Illus. in: Journal of a voyage to Brazil, and residence there, during part of the years 1821, 1822, 1823 / Maria Graham. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green and J. Murray, 1824, p. 133. Possib... more

Letter from Francis Wayland, Providence, [Rhode Island], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1831 Nov[ember] 1

Letter from Francis Wayland, Providence, [Rhode Island], to William Ll...

In this typed copy of a letter to William Lloyd Garrison, Francis Wayland explains his reasons for requesting Garrison stop sending him the Liberator. Wayland states that while he "believe[s] as strongly as any... more

Letter from F.A. Kingsbury to Mary Weston

Letter from F.A. Kingsbury to Mary Weston

F.A. Kingsbury writes to Mary Weston a printed petition on abolishing slavery in Washington, D.C. The petition is incomplete. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Letter from F.A. Kingsbury to Mary Weston

Letter from F.A. Kingsbury to Mary Weston

F.A. Kingsbury writes to Mary Weston a printed petition on abolishing slavery in Washington, D.C. The petition is incomplete. Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Letter from Henry Egbert Benson, Providence, [Rhode Island], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1833 March 23d

Letter from Henry Egbert Benson, Providence, [Rhode Island], to Willia...

Henry Egbert Benson writes to William Lloyd Garrison sending him money to pay for 8 subscriptions to the Liberator and 3 to the Abolitionist. Benson then mentions a "long letter from Friend [Arnold] Buffum .. r... more

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1834 [May] 17th

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garr...

James Cropper writes to William Lloyd Garrison after receiving a bound volume of the Liberator for 1833 and telling him that he had subscribed through Joseph Sturge to receive the Liberator regularly. He then p... more

Le collier de fer, châtiment des fugitifs ; Nègres en commission, par un temps de pluie ; Transport de tuiles / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succ. de Engelmann & Cie.

Le collier de fer, châtiment des fugitifs ; Nègres en commission, par ...

Illustrations showing black fugitives wearing iron collars as punishment, two blacks wearing rain garments, and two slaves carrying tiles on their heads. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, d... more

Abduhl Rahhahman / H. Inman, Esqr, N.A., del. ; T. Illman, sculp.

Abduhl Rahhahman / H. Inman, Esqr, N.A., del. ; T. Illman, sculp.

Portrait of a West African prince known as Ibrahima, Prince of Slaves, and Abdu-l-Rahman Ibrahim Ibn Sori. He was captured as a war prisoner and became a slave in the United States for 40 years. He was freed in... more

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1834 [May] 17th

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garr...

James Cropper writes to William Lloyd Garrison after receiving a bound volume of the Liberator for 1833 and telling him that he had subscribed through Joseph Sturge to receive the Liberator regularly. He then p... more

Ladies whipping girls

Ladies whipping girls

A white woman whipping a slave girl. Illus. in: Picture of slavery in the United States of America / George Bourne. Middletown, Conn. : E. Hunt, 1834, p. 109. Reference copy in: LOT 4422-A-3.

Marchand de tabac ; L'aveugle chanteur ; Marchande de pandelos / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann.

Marchand de tabac ; L'aveugle chanteur ; Marchande de pandelos / J.B. ...

Illustrations showing men in chains (possibly fugitives or slaves) outside a tobacco shop; blind street singer; woman vendor selling food to men. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, depuis 18... more

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1834 [May] 17th

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garr...

James Cropper writes to William Lloyd Garrison after receiving a bound volume of the Liberator for 1833 and telling him that he had subscribed through Joseph Sturge to receive the Liberator regularly. He then p... more

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1834 [May] 17th

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garr...

James Cropper writes to William Lloyd Garrison after receiving a bound volume of the Liberator for 1833 and telling him that he had subscribed through Joseph Sturge to receive the Liberator regularly. He then p... more

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1834 [May] 17th

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garr...

James Cropper writes to William Lloyd Garrison after receiving a bound volume of the Liberator for 1833 and telling him that he had subscribed through Joseph Sturge to receive the Liberator regularly. He then p... more

Family amalgamation among the men-stealers

Family amalgamation among the men-stealers

African American children serving food to a white family. Illus. in: Picture of slavery in the United States of America / George Bourne. Middletown, Conn. : E. Hunt, 1834, p. 91. Reference copy in: LOT 4422-A-2.

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1834 [May] 17th

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garr...

James Cropper writes to William Lloyd Garrison after receiving a bound volume of the Liberator for 1833 and telling him that he had subscribed through Joseph Sturge to receive the Liberator regularly. He then p... more

Esclaves nègres, de différentes nations / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succrs. de Engelmann & Cie.

Esclaves nègres, de différentes nations / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. d...

Illustration showing faces of black women slaves from various tribes reflecting different styles of dress and adornment. Illus. in: Voyage pittoresque et historique au Brésil, depuis 1816 jusqu'en 1831 ... / pa... more

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1834 [May] 17th

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garr...

James Cropper writes to William Lloyd Garrison after receiving a bound volume of the Liberator for 1833 and telling him that he had subscribed through Joseph Sturge to receive the Liberator regularly. He then p... more

Boutique de la rue du Val-Longo / J.B. Debret, delt. ; lith. de Thierry Frères, succ. de Engelmann & Cie.
The battle at Bunker's Hill near Boston. June 17, 1775 / John Trumbull delt. ; Archer & Boilly sc.

The battle at Bunker's Hill near Boston. June 17, 1775 / John Trumbull...

Print shows British and American soldiers in hand-to-hand combat during the Battle of Bunker Hill; among the soldiers depicted are Major General Joseph Warren, Captain Thomas Gardner, Major Andrew McClary, Colo... more

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1834 [May] 17th

Letter from James Cropper, Liverpool, [England], to William Lloyd Garr...

James Cropper writes to William Lloyd Garrison after receiving a bound volume of the Liberator for 1833 and telling him that he had subscribed through Joseph Sturge to receive the Liberator regularly. He then p... more

Letter from Thomas Foxwell Buxton, London, [England], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1834 Sept[embe]r 30

Letter from Thomas Foxwell Buxton, London, [England], to William Lloyd...

Thomas Fowell Buxton writes to William Lloyd Garrison thaking him for the letter introducing him to Robert Purvis and saying that while he only was able "to see him for a few moments," Purvis offered to bring t... more

map from "A Voyage to Barbary, for the Redemption of Captives; performed, in 1720, by the Mathurin-Trinitarian Fathers, Fran, Comelin, Philemon de la Motte, and Jos. Bernard. Now first Englished [by J. Morgan] from the French original [of P. de La Motte]. With lists of ... slaves ransomed ... from Mequeniz: also very exact draughts of that place, Alcasar, Oran, and its neighbourhood, with maps, etc"

map from "A Voyage to Barbary, for the Redemption of Captives; perform...

This image has been taken from scan 000008 from "A Voyage to Barbary, for the Redemption of Captives; performed, in 1720, by the Mathurin-Trinitarian Fathers, Fran, Comelin, Philemon de la Motte, and Jos. Berna... more

arches from "A Voyage to Barbary, for the Redemption of Captives; performed, in 1720, by the Mathurin-Trinitarian Fathers, Fran, Comelin, Philemon de la Motte, and Jos. Bernard. Now first Englished [by J. Morgan] from the French original [of P. de La Motte]. With lists of ... slaves ransomed ... from Mequeniz: also very exact draughts of that place, Alcasar, Oran, and its neighbourhood, with maps, etc"

arches from "A Voyage to Barbary, for the Redemption of Captives; perf...

This image has been taken from scan 000158 from "A Voyage to Barbary, for the Redemption of Captives; performed, in 1720, by the Mathurin-Trinitarian Fathers, Fran, Comelin, Philemon de la Motte, and Jos. Berna... more

Letter from Ellis Gray Loring, Boston, [Massachusetts], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1835 Dec[ember] 5

Letter from Ellis Gray Loring, Boston, [Massachusetts], to William Llo...

Ellis Gray Loring writes to William Lloyd Garrison "in behalf of Susan Cabot, a sister of our friend Mrs. Follen, & a firm supporter of the abolition faith." Loring asks Garrison to write a letter of introducti... more

map from "A Voyage to Barbary, for the Redemption of Captives; performed, in 1720, by the Mathurin-Trinitarian Fathers, Fran, Comelin, Philemon de la Motte, and Jos. Bernard. Now first Englished [by J. Morgan] from the French original [of P. de La Motte]. With lists of ... slaves ransomed ... from Mequeniz: also very exact draughts of that place, Alcasar, Oran, and its neighbourhood, with maps, etc"

map from "A Voyage to Barbary, for the Redemption of Captives; perform...

This image has been taken from scan 000018 from "A Voyage to Barbary, for the Redemption of Captives; performed, in 1720, by the Mathurin-Trinitarian Fathers, Fran, Comelin, Philemon de la Motte, and Jos. Berna... more

Letter from Sophia Davenport, St. Louis, [Missouri], to Caroline Weston, 1835 Nov[ember] 15

Letter from Sophia Davenport, St. Louis, [Missouri], to Caroline Westo...

Sophia Davenport writes to Caroline Weston in regards to her journey to St. Louis. She discussed slavery with James Clark and his mother, who visited the south and believes "after she had been there a short tim... more

Letter from James F. Otis, Portland, [Maine], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1835 April 10

Letter from James F. Otis, Portland, [Maine], to William Lloyd Garriso...

James Frederick Otis writes to William Lloyd Garrison asking for "the best arguments against the payment, remunerative compensation of slaveholders, in care of abolition. Where is what you have written & said o... more

map from "A Voyage to Barbary, for the Redemption of Captives; performed, in 1720, by the Mathurin-Trinitarian Fathers, Fran, Comelin, Philemon de la Motte, and Jos. Bernard. Now first Englished [by J. Morgan] from the French original [of P. de La Motte]. With lists of ... slaves ransomed ... from Mequeniz: also very exact draughts of that place, Alcasar, Oran, and its neighbourhood, with maps, etc"

map from "A Voyage to Barbary, for the Redemption of Captives; perform...

This image has been taken from scan 000187 from "A Voyage to Barbary, for the Redemption of Captives; performed, in 1720, by the Mathurin-Trinitarian Fathers, Fran, Comelin, Philemon de la Motte, and Jos. Berna... more

Cash! All persons that have slaves to dispose of, will do well by giving me a call, as I will give the highest price for men, women, & children. Any person that wishes to sell, will call at Hill's tavern, or at Shannon Hill for me, and any infor

Cash! All persons that have slaves to dispose of, will do well by givi...

Slaves- Sale. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 186, Folder 27.

Letter, St. Louis, [Missouri], to Sophia Davenport, 1836 Nov[ember] 10

Letter, St. Louis, [Missouri], to Sophia Davenport, 1836 Nov[ember] 10

Sophia Davenport writes to Miss Weston thanking her her for her letters and sending books. She says she has read part of George Thompson's debate with [Robert J.] Breckenridge and Angelina Grimke's appeal. She ... more

Letter from Thomas G. Richmond, South Dartmouth, [Massachusetts], to Anne Warren Weston, 1836 Dec[ember] 12

Letter from Thomas G. Richmond, South Dartmouth, [Massachusetts], to A...

Thomas G. Richmond writes to Anne Warren Weston in regards to his appreciation for the opportunity to do something for the slave. He says he was in Washington recently. He gives a dialogue of the slave markets,... more

Portraits of Hannibal and Cyprian, with vignettes illustrating African character and wrongs

Portraits of Hannibal and Cyprian, with vignettes illustrating African...

An abolitionist print, asserting the nobility of the African peoples and deploring their inhumane treatment under the slave trade. There are two vignettes: "Treatment of the Africans" (top) showing African nati... more

Letter from Angelina Emily Grimkè, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Queen of Great Britain, Victoria, 1837 [October] 26

Letter from Angelina Emily Grimkè, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Queen o...

Sarah Moore Grimkè and Angelina Emily Grimkè write to Queen Victoria regarding human rights and slavery.They discuss their upbringing in Charleston, South Carolina and discuss the rise of anti-slavery societies... more

Letter from Angelina Emily Grimkè, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Queen of Great Britain, Victoria, 1837 [October] 26

Letter from Angelina Emily Grimkè, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Queen o...

Sarah Moore Grimkè and Angelina Emily Grimkè write to Queen Victoria regarding human rights and slavery.They discuss their upbringing in Charleston, South Carolina and discuss the rise of anti-slavery societies... more

Letter from Angelina Emily Grimkè, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Queen of Great Britain, Victoria, 1837 [October] 26

Letter from Angelina Emily Grimkè, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Queen o...

Sarah Moore Grimkè and Angelina Emily Grimkè write to Queen Victoria regarding human rights and slavery.They discuss their upbringing in Charleston, South Carolina and discuss the rise of anti-slavery societies... more

Letter from Jonathan Ward, Brentwood, [New Hampshire], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1837 Oct[ober] 26

Letter from Jonathan Ward, Brentwood, [New Hampshire], to Amos Augustu...

Jonathan Ward writes Amos A. Phelps about anti-slavery matters, discussing various abolitionists and clergy involved in the society. He poses the question, "Can slavery be abolished without the aid of the clerg... more

Letter from Angelina Emily Grimkè, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Queen of Great Britain, Victoria, 1837 [October] 26

Letter from Angelina Emily Grimkè, Boston, [Massachusetts], to Queen o...

Sarah Moore Grimkè and Angelina Emily Grimkè write to Queen Victoria regarding human rights and slavery.They discuss their upbringing in Charleston, South Carolina and discuss the rise of anti-slavery societies... more

Letter from Sophia Davenport, St. Louis, [Missouri], to Caroline Weston, [1838] Sept[ember] 25

Letter from Sophia Davenport, St. Louis, [Missouri], to Caroline Westo...

Sophia Davenport writes to Caroline Weston in regards to her position as a governess in the home of the widow of General Ashley. She writes that this family is "one of the most affectionate, warm-hearted famili... more

Letter from Sophia Davenport, St. Louis, [Missouri], to Anne Warren Weston, [1838] June 30

Letter from Sophia Davenport, St. Louis, [Missouri], to Anne Warren We...

Sophia Davenport writes to Anne Warren Weston in regards to a brief survey of her eighteen-day journey to Missouri. She recalls a conversation with a Virginian, Mr. Shepherd, and other abolitionists from Ohio a... more

Letter from Sophia Davenport, St. Louis, [Missouri], to Anne Warren Weston, 1838 Nov[ember] 20

Letter from Sophia Davenport, St. Louis, [Missouri], to Anne Warren We...

Sophia Davenport writes to Anne Warren Weston in regards to describing her situation as governess in the home of Mrs. Ashley. She writes, "They have great respect for the character and habits of New England peo... more

Letter from Jacob Weston, Byfield, [Massachusetts], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1839 Sept[ember] 22

Letter from Jacob Weston, Byfield, [Massachusetts], to William Lloyd G...

Jacob Weston writes to William Lloyd Garrison stating that while they do not know each other personally, "we are engaged in the same blessed work of Emancipation. I therefore call you Brother." He also thanks G... more

Letter from Thomas Walter, Shrewsbury, [Massachusetts], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1839 June 19

Letter from Thomas Walter, Shrewsbury, [Massachusetts], to Amos August...

Thomas Walter Ward writes Amos A. Phelps discussing the meeting he has attended in which "the attention..has been drawn from the opper business of the society to wit, to free the Slave, and party feeling has be... more

Letter from Jacob Weston, Byfield, [Massachusetts], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1839 Sept[ember] 22

Letter from Jacob Weston, Byfield, [Massachusetts], to William Lloyd G...

Jacob Weston writes to William Lloyd Garrison stating that while they do not know each other personally, "we are engaged in the same blessed work of Emancipation. I therefore call you Brother." He also thanks G... more

Letter from Anna E. Cook, Hadley, [Massachusetts], 1839 Dec[ember] 25

Letter from Anna E. Cook, Hadley, [Massachusetts], 1839 Dec[ember] 25

Anna E. Cook writes to Maria Weston Chapman in regards to receiving the petitions to abolish slavery in Washington, D.C. she forwarded and her success in circulating them in Hadley. She writes, "The prospect wa... more

Letter from Thomas Walter, Shrewsbury, [Massachusetts], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1839 June 19

Letter from Thomas Walter, Shrewsbury, [Massachusetts], to Amos August...

Thomas Walter Ward writes Amos A. Phelps discussing the meeting he has attended in which "the attention..has been drawn from the opper business of the society to wit, to free the Slave, and party feeling has be... more

Letter from Wendell Phillips, London, [England], to George Thompson, [1839] July

Letter from Wendell Phillips, London, [England], to George Thompson, [...

Wendell Phillips writes to George Thompson in regards to being unable to go to Glasgow. He speaks of his debt of gratitude to the English abolitionists from their American followers. He is rejoiced to hear of t... more

Letter from Jonathan Ward, Abington, [Massachusetts], to Amos Augustus Phelps, 1839 August 29th

Letter from Jonathan Ward, Abington, [Massachusetts], to Amos Augustus...

Jonathan Ward writes to Amos A. Phelps discussing his approval of the new formation of the new abolitionist society and the establishment of a new newspaper. He writes "I hope it will be conducted on such princ... more

Letter from Mary Wigham, Edinburgh, [Scotland], to Maria Weston Chapman, [18]39 March 4

Letter from Mary Wigham, Edinburgh, [Scotland], to Maria Weston Chapma...

Mary Wigham writes to Maria Weston Chapman in regards to re-opening correspondence with her which was discontinued by her predecessor. She writes of support from fellow laborers from "this side of the atlantic.... more

Letter from George Bradburn, Nantucket, [Massachusetts], to William Lloyd Garrison, 1839 Sept[ember] 3

Letter from George Bradburn, Nantucket, [Massachusetts], to William Ll...

George Bradburn writes to William Lloyd Garrison sending him a copy of the Nantucket Inquirer newspaper, which contained a letter he wrote "on the subject of British emancipation in the West Indies." Bradburn c... more

The Secretary of War presenting a stand of colours to the 1st Regiment of Republican bloodhounds

The Secretary of War presenting a stand of colours to the 1st Regiment...

A bitter vilification of the Van Buren administration's use of bloodhounds to hunt fugitive Indians during the Second Seminole War in Florida. The artist condemns the racism and inhumanity of the measure, as w... more