Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 34

Estimate: $ 500 - $ 750
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) To the Inhabitants of Rochester. Letterpress broadside, 13 1/4 x 8 inches; minor wear. Rochester, [England]: Caddell, 25 July 1832

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An eloquent English broadside issued in response to a local newspaper article criticizing the abolitionist cause. "Emancipation is not the liberation of the Slave from the restraints of the law , but from the arbitrary authority of the Planter and his dependents. The Negroes will not be let loose upon the white population. . . . The devastation and bloodshed which took place in St. Domingo was occasioned, not by the liberation of the Negroes . . . but by an attempt to reduce them again to Slavery." No copies traced in OCLC or elsewhere.