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Unknown [Anti-Slavery Society Resolution No. 1]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06593.04 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New York Type: Manuscript document Date: circa 1841 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 8 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: "...Slavery is a sin. In as much as it denies practically & authentically the Equality of the human race by subjecting its victims to the condition of chattels personal, denying them the right of personal liberty, & which is the right of all, or of none." Docketed "passed." Circa date based on GLC06593.09. Location based on GLC06593.10.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistoryAbolitionSlaveryReform Movement

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