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Unknown [Anti-Slavery Society Resolution No. 6]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06593.08 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New York Type: Manuscript document Date: circa 1841 Pagination: 1 p. ; 8 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: "Resolved that the institution of Slavery derives its Sustentation from sordid selfishness & unholy love of gain, that it is opposed... to the principles of the gospel of the blessed Saviour..." 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 MovementReligionChristianity

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