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On the 4th July, Rev. Mr. Hunt, of Amherst, delivered and address on Slavery, at the Baptist Meeting-house, North Leverett. The address was distinguished for plain matter of fact, sound argument and candor; and was listened to by an attentive audience, many of whom felt deeply for the wrongs of the colored race.

The Speaker showed plainly that American Slavery is at war with our Constitution, humanity, and the Bible. That is destroys all family relation among Slaves, prevents mental and moral improvement, and shuts the Kingdom of Heaven against men.


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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.


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"American Slavery" article from the Gazette and Mercury newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Gazette and Mercury
date   Jul 18, 1837
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
width   4.25"
height   3.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L05.100

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