Mar 27, 2014 - Sale 2342

Sale 2342 - Lot 32

Price Realized: $ 5,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
A RARE BROADSIDE (SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) AMERICAN ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY. Emancipator EXTRA. Slave Market of America. Engraved broadside, 28 x 21-1/2 inches; professionally cleaned and restored with some toning and light foxing remaining; some expert archival repairs; backed with archival paper. New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1836

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a rare broadside protesting the house vote for the "gag bill" preventing even the discussion of the passage of any bill to put an end to slavery in general, and in the District of Columbia in particular. After repeated petitions and attempts to legislate against slavery in the nation's capital, "A special committee of the House of Representatives, appointed on February 8, 1836, under the chairmanship of Henry L. Pinckney of South Carolina, recommended the following resolution: "That all petitions, memorials, propositions, or papers relating in any way, or extent whatever, to the subject of slavery, or the abolition of slavery, shall without being either printed or referred, be laid on the table, and that no further action whatever shall be had thereon." The resolution passed by a vote of 177 to 68. Printed at the bottom of the broadside are the names of those who voted for Pinckney's resolution. See Dumond, pages 236-37.