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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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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 9

Charles Sumner - Slavery - 1874
...Abolition Societies. That of Pennsylvania was formed in 1775, and bore the honorable title, " Society for the Abolition of Slavery, the Relief of Free Negroes...unlawfully held in Bondage, and for improving the African Race." Its President at the very adoption of the Constitution was Benjamin Franklin, who, in...
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Across the Ferry: First Impressions of America and Its People

James Macaulay - United States - 1871 - 424 pages
...in Philadelphia, one a " society for alleviating the miseries of public prisons," and the other a " society for promoting the abolition of slavery, the...relief of free negroes unlawfully held in bondage, and the improvement of the condition of the African race." His last public act was signing a memorial,...
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The American Historical Record, Volume 3

Benson John Lossing - United States - 1874
...the first of April, that the " Pennsylvania Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and for the relief of Free Negroes unlawfully held in Bondage,...for improving the condition of the African Race," had decided to put its books and papers in actual use, in charge of this society. The first meeting...
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Anti-slavery Opinions Before the Year 1800: Read Before the Cincinnati ...

William Frederick Poole - Antislavery movements - 1873 - 82 pages
...themselves, under the title of 'The Pennsylvania Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of Free Negroes unlawfully held in Bondage,...for improving the condition of the African race.'" Needles's Memoir, p. 30. *The secretaries were directed to have one thousand copies of the Constitution...
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Journal of the Convention to Amend the Constitution of Pensylvania ..., Part 1

Pennsylvania. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1873 - 1424 pages
...questioned." Also, a memorial from 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, praying that the Constitution be so amended as to prevent any discrimination by any corporation, hotel,...
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Debates of the Convention to Amend the Constitution of ..., Volume 3

Pennsylvania. Constitutional Convention - Constitutional conventions - 1873
...Convention: RESPECTED FRIENDS :— The Pennsylvania society for promoting the abolition of slavery; for the relief of free negroes unlawfully held in bondage, and for improving the condition otthe African race, feeling that with the abolition of chattel slavery, and the admission of the colored...
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The Works of Charles Sumner, Volume 9

Charles Sumner - Slavery - 1874
...Abolition Societies. That of Pennsylvania was formed in 1775, and bore the honorable title, " Society for the Abolition of Slavery, the Relief of Free Negroes...unlawfully held in Bondage, and for improving the African Race." Its President at the very adoption of the Constitution was Benjamin Franklin, who, in...
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Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts ..., Volume 5

Virginia - Virginia - 1885
...Pennsylvania: Soeiety for The Memorial of the Pennsylvania Soeiety for promoting the * of silverv" Abolition of Slavery, the Relief of Free negroes unlawfully...in Bondage, and for improving the condition of the Afriean Race, Respectfully sheweth, that John, a free Negro Man, residing at Washington, in the County...
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History of the United States of America, from the Discovery of the ..., Volume 6

George Bancroft - United States - 1876
...New York or in New Jersey. The fourteenth of April, 1775, was the day of founding the Pennsylvania society for promoting the abolition of slavery, the...and for improving the condition of the African race. In 1777, in the heads of a bill proposed by the council, a suggestion was made for ridding the state...
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The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

Pennsylvania - 1912
...degree of Muhienberg College, 501 " Pennsylvania Society for promoting the abolition of slavery, for the relief of free negroes unlawfully held in bondage,...for Improving the condition of the African race," 94, 98 Pennsylvania Line, Itinerary of, from Pennsylvania to South Carolina, 1781-1782, 273 Pennsylvania...
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