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(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Address of the Liberty Convention for the Eastern and Middle States. 4 printed pages, 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches, on one folding sheet; moderate dampstaining, foxing, and wear, musty. Hallowell, ME: Newman & Rowell, October 1845
The Liberty Party ran abolitionist candidates for the presidency from 1840 to 1860, reaching its peak in 1844 with 2.3% of the popular vote. This extra edition of the Liberty Standard abolitionist newspaper includes the two-page rousing keynote address for their 1845 Boston convention, addressing the sinfulness of slaveholding, arguing for the exclusion of Texas from the Union, declaring "national repentance" as the remedy for slavery, and asserting that the nation was "not too young to be destroyed." It also features an address on "Aggressions of Slaveholders" by Samuel Fessenden, the party's candidate for Governor of Maine.
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