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[Constitution for the "Westfield Free Produce association of friends"]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09382.02 Author/Creator: Place Written: Westfield, Indiana Type: Manuscript document Date: circa 1840-1842 Pagination: 2 p.

Summary of Content: The constitution for the "Westfield Free Produce association of friends," to boycott slave- produced goods for three years. Begins: "We believe that slaveholding is diametrically opposite to the whole spirit and tenor of the christian religion; and that while it sustains that traffic in slaves, it is mainly supported by the traffic in & the consumption of the production, of slave labor. In order, therefore, to promote the use and facilitate the acquirement of goods supplied by free labor, we unite in an association…"

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: ReligionAbolitionReform MovementAfrican American HistorySlaveryAgriculture and Animal HusbandryMerchants and TradeFinanceEconomics

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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