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Pennsylvania, General Assembly. The constitution of the Pennsylvania Society, for promoting the abolition of slavery, and the relief of free Negroes, unlawfully held in bondage...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05827 Author/Creator: Pennsylvania, General Assembly. Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Pamphlet Date: 1788 Pagination: 1 v. : 29 p. ; 20.2 x 12.4 cm. Order a Copy

(title continues)... begun in the year 1774, and enlarged on the twenty-third of April, 1787 : to which are added, the acts of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, for the gradual abolition of slavery. Benjamin Franklin serves as President of the Society.

Pennsylvania. General Assembly
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790

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