MASSACHUSETTS ABOLITIONIST. LIBERTY, THE RIGHT OF ALL: - LAW, ITS DEFENCE. VOL. II. NO. 27. WHOLE NO. 79. BOSTON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 1840.

Boston: Massachusetts Abolition Society, 1840. [4] pp. Folded folio sheet, each leaf 12" x 18." Text in four columns per page, each column separated by a rule. Occasional light foxing, Very Good.

A weekly published from February 1839 to February 1841, the Massachusetts Abolitionist, was published every Thursday for the Massachusetts Abolition Society. A.A. Phelps was its editor, and George Russell its publisher. This issue prints articles on Dutch and Swedish slavery, Reverend Knibb's speech at a meeting of the British and Foreign Antislavery Society, the status of slavery in Dutch colonies, Cuba, Brazil, Texas and elsewhere. "The severities of American tyranny can scarcely be conceived." An article decries slavery in the church; others report on James Birney and his Liberty Party, urge voters to eschew the Harrison candidacy and vote for Birney, disclose various activities of antislavery advocates, and present evidence showing "Slave-Holders in a Panic." Item #38286

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