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" April, 1775, was the day of founding the Pennsylvania society for promoting the abolition of slavery, the relief of free negroes unlawfully held in bondage, and for improving the condition of the African race. "
Memoirs of Samuel M. Janney, Late of Lincoln, Loudoun County, Va: A Minister ... - Page 74
by Samuel Macpherson Janney - 1890 - 309 pages
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With Liberty for Some: 500 Years of Imprisonment in America

Scott Christianson - Social Science - 1998 - 394 pages
...later, none other than Benjamin Franklin became its president and changed the name to the "Pennsylvania Society for promoting the abolition of slavery, the...for improving the condition of the African race." Old Franklin corresponded with antislavery leaders and labored with James Pemberton and other Quakers...
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The American Counterrevolution: A Retreat from Liberty, 1783-1800

Larry E. Tise - History - 1998 - 634 pages
...forwarded Banneker's work to James Pemberton. the reigning president of the formidable Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. the...and for Improving the Condition of the African Race. Pemberton leaped into action. To confirm Banneker's identity. he turned to members of the newly organized...
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Massachusetts Historical Society - Massachusetts - 1885
...preacher. He was one of the founders of Brown University, and he belonged also to the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery, the...and for improving the Condition of the African Race ; and his certificate of membership in that Society was also presented. Edward Channing, Ph.D., of...
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Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery

Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, WGBH Series Research Team - History - 1999 - 494 pages
...itself to the cause, becoming the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage...and for Improving the Condition of the African Race. One of the organization's most fervent members was Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration of...
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The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823

David Brion Davis - Social Science - 1999 - 577 pages
...restoration of what was to become the Pennsylvania Society, for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage,...and for Improving the Condition of the African Race. The phrase "abolition of slavery" reflected the new state law of 1780 providing for mandatory gradual...
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Abolitionism and American Law

John R. McKivigan - History - 1999 - 392 pages
...extradition procedure for a variety " Alex. Addison to ]the Committee of Correspondence of] the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery, the...of Free Negroes unlawfully Held in Bondage, and for Ihe Improvement of the Condition of the African Race [hereinafter to be called the Pennsylvania Abolition...
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Sweet Land of Liberty: The Ordeal of the American Revolution in Northampton ...

Francis S. Fox - Biography & Autobiography - 2010
...her immediate freedom? Or did "The Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully Held in Bondage,...and for Improving the Condition of the African Race" hear of Phillis's case and come to her aid? And what of the child? Did Mr. Hart send Phillis out of...
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Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson

Paul Finkelman - History
...in Onuf, Origins of the Federal Republic, 60-61 and n.70. 16. Its formal name was the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, the...and for Improving the Condition of the African Race. 17. Wm. Mimachan and Benj. Biggs to the Governor [Beverley Randolph], November 20, 1791, in William...
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Odysseys Home: Mapping African-Canadian Literature

George Elliott Clarke - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 491 pages
...of Dr. WH Goler, President of Livingston College, NC, at the 120th Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, the...and for Improving the Condition of the African Race. Np: np, 1895. [prose] - Report of President of Livingstone College, Located at Salisbury, NC, to the...
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Black History and Black Identity: A Call for a New Historiography

William D. Wright - History - 2002 - 244 pages
...of their institutions, such as the New York African Free School (1787), the Pennsylvania Society for the Abolition of Slavery, the Relief of Free Negroes...Unlawfully Held in Bondage, and for Improving the African Race (1787), the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (1799), the African Baptist Church...
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