: This is a photographic print of Elisha Bates, a leading Ohio Quaker living in Mount Pleasant, Ohio. Bates worked as a printer and was involved in the Beaconite controversy. Bates was born in Virginia, but came to Ohio to escape slavery in 1817 where he was an editor, printer, school teacher, and theologian. He purchased the first anti-slavery newspaper in America, "The Philanthropist" and advocated for an end to slavery and opposed colonialism. In the late 1810s and throughout the 1820s, Bates' focus shifted and he primarily wrote about theological ideas and religious doctrines for the Society of Friends. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL07955 Subjects
: Quakers; Society of Friends; Publishers and publishing; Authors Places
: Mount Pleasant (Ohio); Jefferson County (Ohio)