Antislavery movements--United States--History--19th century--Sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.