Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 344
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Pease, Joseph. A Hand-Bill Addressed to the Members of the Anti-Slavery Convention. Letterpress broadside, 15 1/4 x 9 inches to sight, with address panel, cancelled stamp, and printed docketing on verso; two small early paper repairs, folds. Not examined outside of double-sided frame. [London]: W.H. Cox, 17 June 1843

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A circular letter denouncing the English anti-slavery convention for their lack of results: "What have you done? Nothing; except making the simple declaration that you can do nothing." Pease promises that the following Monday, several Members of Parliament would address the convention with "the remedy for annihilating Slavery and the Slave Trade." A new letter from the venerable Thomas Clarkson was also promised. Pease concludes with a review of the history of abolitionism, which had by that point resulted only in a large increase in the number of enslaved people in the Americas, and suggests that economic subsidies for West Indian planters were the root of the evil. The letter is headed "Ewart, Villiers, Brotherton, Hindley," the names of some of Pease's allies in Parliament. 2 examples in OCLC, and none others known at auction.