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(SLAVERY & ABOLITION.) The Constitution of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. 29 pages. 8vo, disbound with worn and crudely repaired original plain wrappers present; disbound; contents worn, moderate worming, bookplate removed from verso of title page with resulting loss of two letters; later bookplate and Chester County Historical Society label inside front wrapper. Philadelphia: Francis Bailey, 1788
Enlarged from the first edition of 1787. The organization was founded in 1774 by Anthony Benezet and several prominent Quakers as the first abolitionist organization in what became the United States. It was revived after the Revolution, with Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush among its officers. It later became the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, and remains active today. Evans 21831.
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