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Author: Horace Seldon

Title: 607 Societies with 55,790 members


State: MA

Start date: 1837-08-04

End date: 1837-08-04

Content: Appended to the Fourth Annual report of the American Anti-Slavery Society is a list of all the Societies known in the US ... whole number is 1006..."while the list is imperfect it is sufficient to fill the southern regions with consternation, but it falls short of the truth , as to the growth and strength of the abolition cause, though the list occupies 18 pages in small type.... the number of societies is 607, with 55,790 members, averaging about 90 in each society"....Lists include groups in Minnesota, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Upper Canada.

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Citations: Liberator, August 4, 1837,pg 3

ID: 218