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General Anti-Slavery Convention
Broadside of General Anti-Slavery Convention Signed Facsimile by Thomas Clarkson
London: British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, 1840. THOMAS CLARKSON. Thomas Clarkson (1760-1846) was an English abolitionist who was a leading campaigner against the slave trade in the British Empire. RARE BROADSIDE OF THE GENERAL ANTI-SLAVERY CONVENTION CONTAINING THE FOUR RESOLUTIONS UNANIMOUSLY PASSED AND SIGNED IN FASCIMILE BY PRESIDENT THOMAS CLARKSON Rare broadside of the "General Anti-Slavery Convention, called by the Committee of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society; held in London on the 12th June 1840, and continued by adjournments to the 23rd of the same month." Contains the four Resolutions that were unanimously passed, signed in facsimile by the Society's 81 year old president, Thomas Clarkson, one page, measures 9.75 by 7.5 inches, and in fine condition with wrinkling and minor soiling. THE CONVENTION'S AIMS WERE THE UNIVERSAL ABOLITION OF SLAVERY AND THE SLAVE TRADE AND THE PROTECTION OF EMANCIPATED NEGROES IN THE BRITISH COLONIES The convention of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society was held in London in June 1840. The aims of the Society were the universal abolition of slavery and the slave trade and the protection of emancipated negroes in the British Colonies. The convention considered and discussed a number of issues: the treatment of slaves in America and the internal slave trade in the southern states; the condition of emancipated labourers in British Colonies; different forms of slavery throughout the world; the conduct of various religious bodies in the United States; and the condition of coloured people who had fled to Canada. N … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Gray Collections Inventory (grayautographs) [Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States]
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