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Unknown [Anti-Slavery Society Resolution No. 9]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06593.09 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1841 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 14.2 x 20.1 cm.

Summary of Content: "Resolved, That we hail with joy... the prompt refusal of the British authorities of Nassau, to deliver up at the instance of the American consul, to the United States, the 19 [inserted: colored men] who took an active part in the struggle [inserted: on board the Brig Creole]..." Written in ink with graphite insertions. Circa date based on the 1841 mutiny on board the Creole. Location based on GLC06593.10.

Full Transcript: Resolved.
That we hail with joy ([struck: the late [inserted: successful] effort to secure their freedom the part of 135 slaves on board the Brig Creole, bound from Richmond to New ...Orleans, That in one opinion they acted the part of Heroes, instead of mutineers, That held by injustice & [weakness] unjustly as they were, they did but manifest a spirit becoming men, & by the principles of the Republic are fully justified, That we also joy rejoice in)] the prompt refusal of the British Authorities of Nassau, to deliver up at the instance of the American Consul, to the United States, the 19 [inserted: colored men] who took an active part in the struggle [inserted: on bard the Brig Creole]. & also in their bold & noble avowal to the remaining 110, that they were free. & at liberty to go on shore at pleasure. That this case in one opinion furnishes proof that the Have [Knows] the feeling that is at work for his deliverance & furnishes a clear proof that slave property is becoming daily less valuable, for which the abolitionists ought to take Courage.
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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistoryAbolitionSlaveryReform MovementForeign AffairsDiplomacyMutinySlave RebellionSlave TradeMaritimeGlobal History and Civics

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