Articles of Agreement, January 28, 1836   Save
Articles of Agreement, January 28, 1836
Description: Legal document (articles of agreement) drawn up between Benjamin Lundy and prominent Quaker abolitionist and merchant Lyman A. Spalding pertaining to Lundy's loan of $500 from Spalding to finance his colony in Tamaulipas, Mexico, in the 1830s. Document details legal obligations and responsibilities between the parties and the rights of inheritance and town planning accorded to both. Benjamin Lundy (1789-1839) was a prominent Quaker abolitionist best known for his development of abolitionist periodicals. His Genius of Universal Emancipation was first published in 1821 from his home in Mt. Pleasant, Ohio, and enjoyed a wide circulation across the antebellum United States. In the 1820s, the young William Lloyd Garrison came to work for The Genius. Benjamin Lundy traveled widely seeking subscriptions to The Genius, giving talks about the anti-slavery movement, and observing and documenting the conditions of enslaved people across the Americas. He was also involved in the establishment of freed slave colonies in Mexico. View on Ohio Memory.
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Subjects: Freed slave colonies; Law & legal affairs; United States--Foreign relations--Mexico; U.S. colonization; Quakers; Society of Friends; Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839
Places: Tamaulipas (Mexico)