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The American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Reporter Newspaper Vol I No.6 and 7, October, 1840 double issue. 16 pages which are stitch-bound were published by the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, which split off from the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1840 over a number of issues, including the increasing influence of anarchism (and an unwillingness to participate in the government’s political process), hostility to established religion, and feminism in the latter. Prominent members included the brothers Arthur and Lewis Tappan, Samuel Cornish, and Theodore S. Wright. This sixth and seventh double issue includes articles about: Anti-slavery conventions in Europe and in the US, correspondence, letter to President Martin Van Buren from Louis Tappan, a court hearing for the Africans in Amistad case, petition on behalf of Africans from Louis Tappan to place the captives in private homes, other letters from Louis Tappan, and what appears to be copy of a hand written in English, letter to Louis Tappan from one of the Africans on the entire back page.


Center creased vertically and horizontally from folding. Pages are clean and bright, Covers lightly toned around edges only with age appropriate edge damage. This was stored in a damp building and may have a slight odor


9 x 14 in


2 oz

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Abolitionist newspaper Oct 1840

Estimate $400 - $500
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