[New York: American Anti-Slavery Society. S.W. Benedict, Publishing Agent, 1838]. Folio, 8pp, folded. Moderately foxed, caption title [as issued]. Good+.
The rare, eight-page folio printing of this Correspondence, ordinarily seen only in octavo format as the Anti-Slavery Examiner No. 8. Birney, the Kentucky anti-slavery reformer, answers in detail a number of questions from Elmore about the Anti-Slavery Society: its adherents, the number of its branches, its goals. Birney provides a detailed justification of the Society's activities and methods. Unlike the Garrisonians, Birney favored action in the political arena; he would run for President on the Liberty Party ticket. "A published letter to Representative F.H. Elmore of South Carolina, in response to a request for information regarding anti-slavery organizations, separated him still farther from the Garrisonians by establishing his position as an upholder of the Federal Constitution." DAB.
OCLC 64546964 [2- Yale, Williams], 23460993 [1- U So. Car.] [as of 6/12]. Other bibliographies record only the Anti-Slavery Examiner, No. 8: Dumond 10, 27; Work 298; LCP 1219; AI 49295. Item #28904