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Many social reform movements took shape in the first half of the 19th century. These included religious revivals, temperance, missionary and anti-slavery societies. This is a report of an address advocating the abolition of slavery, claiming it was at odds with the ideals of the Constitution and the Bible. 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.