Annual Report of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society

Annual Report of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836 edition. Excerpt: ...destroyed by those in the street. The assemblage, in the meantime, speedily increased. Several gentlemen, at the suggestion of the Mayor, took down the sign, bearing the words " Ami Slavery Rooms," and threw it into the street. It was dashed into a thousand splinters by the crowd. At one time we should think that from four to five thousand persons were assembled in the street. The Mayor made his appearance at the portico, and addressed the multitude in a brief and judicious speech. He called upon the people to sustain him in the preservation of good order, and in maintaining the supremacy of the laws. His address was calculated to exercise a good effect, and was received with applause. The crowd, however, did not disperse. We should not omit to state, that the occupants of the stores in the vicinity of the anti slavery rooms, petitioned the Mayor and Aldermen, previous to the meeting, setting forth that their property was in danger, in consequence of the general apprehension of a riot, and praying for protection. The city authorities did not consider themselves empowered to comply with the request contained in the petition. One word with regard to certain imputations which concern ourselves. Several persons--abolitionists in disguise, we presume--their names are known--were heard, while the excitement ran highest, actively giving circulation to the report, that the Atlas had been mainly instrumental in getting up the disturbance; that it was an " Atlas mob," and produced by " Atlas influence." The charge is hardly worth refuting, and it would be almost presumptuous in us to consider it seriously. That we have repeatedly exposed the true character and tendency of the doctrines of the abolitionists--that we have published the recent developments in...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236665112
  • 9781236665119