Title: Western Reserve Anti- Slavery Society
Start date: 1833-09-21
End date: 1833-09-21
Content: WESTERN RESERVE ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY
On the day succeeding the late commencement of the Western Reserve College at Hudson, Ohio, a meeting was held, at which an Anti-Slavery Society was formed on the principle of total and immediate emancipation. The friends of colonization having been apprised of the movement beforehand, attended the meeting and proposed the formation of an association to be called, ‘The Western Reserve Anti-Slavery and Colonization Society’. After an animated discussion of three hours; continuance, the colonizationists, failing to accomplish their object, withdrew. The friends of abolition then adopted a constitution, and elected the following officers:
Elizur Wright, Esq, President, Dr. Orestis K. Hawley, Vice-President Rev. Henry Cowles, Cor. Secretary,
R.M. Walker, Recording Secretary, Owen Brown, Esq., Treasurer
Rev. Jacob Baily, Woolsey Wells, Esq. Rev. Daniel Miller, Rev. Nathaniel Cobb, Dr. Wm. N. Hudson,
John M. Sterling, Esq., Lucretius Bissell, Rev. John Montieth, Riverius Bidwell, Esq.
The constitution was signed by about seventy individuals.
(Liberator, September 21, 1833, pg 3)
Notable people involved: Elizur Wright, Esq.
Dr. Orestis K. Hawley
Rev. Henry Cowles
Rev. Jacob Baily
Woolsey Wells, Esq.
Rev. Daniel Miller
Rev. Nathaniel Cobb
Dr. Wm. N. Hudson
John M. Sterling, Esq.
Rev. John Montieth
Riverius Bidwell, Esq.
Citations: Liberator, Sept 21, 1833, pg 3)