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Anti-slavery tract
Description: Anti-slavery tract by Benjamin Lundy, signed by three other individuals, in draft form, with many statements modified or redacted in existing form. The tract references the constitution and preamble of an "Emancipation Society" organized in Pennsylvania; and promises "full assurance of kind feelings" to the society's Board of Managers. Final page of the tract, after the signatures, enumerates what appear to be Lundy's thoughts on the moral and intellectual vices of slavery, and the slave system's impact on the character and potential of enslaved human beings. 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: Abolition; Abolitionists -- Ohio; Activists; Law & legal affairs; Human rights; Quakers; Society of Friends; Lundy, Benjamin, 1789-1839
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