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[Howe, Samuel G., Ralph Waldo Emerson, et al.]:

ADDRESS OF THE COMMITTEE APPOINTED BY A PUBLIC MEETING, HELD AT FANEUIL HALL, SEPTEMBER 24, 1846, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSIDERING THE RECENT CASE OF KIDNAPPING FROM OUR SOIL, AND OF TAKING MEASURES TO PREVENT THE RECURRENCE OF SIMILAR OUTRAGES. WITH AN APPENDIX.

Boston: 1846 8, 42pp. Disbound without wrappers, light age toning. Else Very Good. An early expression of outrage at slaveholders' recovery of a fugitive slave from Massachusetts. Material on this subject normally does not precede the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850; but here readers are treated to the protest of an elderly John Quincy Adams, whose speech "commenced in a very feeble tone of voice, but warming into strength and volume as he proceeded..." Ralph Waldo Emerson and Charles Sumner also contribute. Emerson says, "I feel the irreparable shame to Boston of this abduction." "The occasion of this meeting was the recapture by Capt. Hannum [of the brig 'Ottoman'] of George, a mulatto boy, who had embarked as a stowaway on his vessel in New Orleans." Work. FIRST EDITION. Work 333. Dumond 29. AI 46-958 [5]. LCP 86.


Book Id: 18834

Price: $450.00

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