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A Record of the Proceedings of the Executive Committee of the Hamilton County Anti-Slavery Society

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09382.01 Author/Creator: Place Written: Westfield, Indiana Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1840-1842 Pagination: 10 p.

Summary of Content: Westfield, IN. Primarily concerned with the founding of the Society's library, with a budget of fifteen dollars for books, entries record a "code of rules for the regulation of the Library," day-to-day logistics, including places and times for meeting, and an amendment to society admission requirements. Specific books mentioned are "two copies of J. D. Paxton's letters on Slavery" and "the A. S. Record." Most entries written and signed J. P. Antrim, secretary. In contemporary stiff wrappers labeled "Executive Committee Record."

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: AbolitionSlaveryAfrican American HistoryReform Movement

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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