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"Gilt Edged Paper" article tells of a death threat to the editor of The Emancipator in the Gazette and Mercury newspaper

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Theodore Dwight Weld (1803-1895), a prominent abolitionist and editor of the American Anti-Slavery Society newspaper The Emancipator, received a threat from a member of Congress. This resulted in a resolution by the Worcester County (Massachusetts) North Division Anti-Slavery Society containing a reference to the killing of Elijah Parish Lovejoy (1802-1837) in Alton, Illinois, on November 7, 1837. It states that "slavery intends to shed all the blood it can before it dies." Enveloping in "Gilt-Edged Paper" implies that something is being made to look better than it actually is. The Gazette & Mercury was the newspaper in Greenfield, Massachusetts, from June 27, 1837 to July 13, 1841, when it changed its name to the Gazette & Courier.


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