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Collection Reference Number GLC08998
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1850 
Title Circular letter urging opposition to the expansion of slavery
Date February 1850
Author Tappan, Lewis (1788-1873)  
Additional authors Tappan, Arthur (1786-1865) Whiting, William (1813-1873) Whipple, George (1805-1876)
Document Type Non-governmental organization document
Content Description Circular letter from the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society urging opposition to the expansion of slavery. Addressed "To each Friend of Liberty in the United States." Urges readers to write to Congress in opposition to slavery, and demand slavery be barred from any new territories. Encloses petitions for the reader and acquaintances to sign. Signed in print by the "Executive Committee of the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society," composed of Arthur Tappan, S.S. Jocelyn, William Jay, Lewis Tappan, William E. Whiting, Luther Lee, Christopher Rush, George Whipple, William Lillie, J. Warner, Charles B. Ray, Thomas Ritter, and Alexander Macdonald
Subjects American Anti-Slavery Society Member  African American History  Abolition  Slavery  Congress  Westward Expansion  Government and Civics  Petition  
People Tappan, Lewis (1788-1873)  Tappan, Arthur (1786-1865)  Whiting, William (1813-1873)  Whipple, George (1805-1876)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Government & Politics; Westward Expansion
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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