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Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century--Sources

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Diary (Vermont and Washington, D.C.)

Identifier: SC 00949
Scope and Contents

Diary (anonymous), recording a trip from Vermont to Washington, D.C. where the writer attended Senate sessions and reports on the discussion of an abolitionist proposal. He also mentions attending social events with politicians and meeting with President Andrew Jackson and Vice President Martin Van Buren. The writer seems to have known Richard Mentor Johnson of Kentucky, who would become Vice President under Van Buren in 1837.

Dates: 1835-1836

William Poole Letter

Identifier: SC 00682
Scope and Contents

Letter, 15 February 1817, of William Poole, Brandywine, Delaware, to Isaac Hicks of Westbury, New York. Discusses the effect of that the abolition of slavery would have on the economy of the United States and England. Also discusses Poole's opposition to slavery and the kidnapping of free African Americans to be put into slavery.

Dates: 1817 February 15