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ABOLITION; TEXAS; WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON, ET AL.
“Anti-Texas” Opposes Annexation as a Slave State, Signed in type by Leading Male Abolitionists of Massachusetts
This small abolitionist broadside circular to the clergy of Massachusetts urged them to "multiply, to the utmost, remonstrances against the admission of Texas" to encourage members of Congress to vote against a step that would "build up slavery again in a country where it was abolished sixteen years ago." Despite their efforts, Congress admitted Texas by joint resolution fewer than two months later.ABOLITION; TEXAS.Printed Broadside Circular Letter to Massachusetts Clergy, Boston, November 3, 1845, announcing the formation of a Massachusetts Committee to resist the admission of Texas as a slate state. Signed in type by 39 persons, including Charles Francis Adams, William Ingersoll Bowditch, William Lloyd Garrison, Francis Jackson, John Gorham Palfrey, John Pierpont, Henry B. Stanton, George Bradburn, Ellis Gray Loring, Wendell Phillips, Charles Sumner, Elizur Wright, Elihu Burritt, Samuel E. Sewall, Henry Wilson, John Greenleaf Whittier, and Joshua Coffin. 1 p., 8 x 9â…ž in.Excerpts"At a meeting of citizens, without distinction of party, held at Cambridge, Oct. 21st, 1845, the undersigned were appointed 'to act as a State Committee, to resist the admission of Texas as a Slave State.' In this capacity we have prepared an Address to the people of Massachusetts and the free States.""There is no reasonable doubt that, within two months from this time, the foreign slave nation of Texas will be actually incorporated with these United States, or else the measure will be defeated, and the hope of accomplishing it be dismissed forever. If the Representatives in Congr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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