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Author: Horace Seldon

Title: Anti-Slavery Society formed

City: Uxbridge & Mendon


Start date: 1834-03-01

End date: 1834-03-01


Mendon, Feb. 21, 1834 To the Editor of the Liberator

Sir: An Anti-Slavery Society was formed at Uxbridge, in the meeting house of the Rev. Mr. Grosvenor, on Tuesday evening, Feb. 18, after an interesting address by Effingham L. Capron. At the meeting, and previously, THREE HUNDRED AND TEN names were subscribed to the Constitution. Most of these men were from Uxbridge; a few names from Mendon. The popularity and progress of the cause in this region was wholly unexpected.

The names of the officers are as follow:
Effingham L. Capron, President; Joshua Capron, Vice President; John M. S. Perry,(Mendon) Corresponding Secretary; Ebenezer P. Dyer, Rec. Secretary; Richard Battey, Treasurer
Managers --- Amasa Dudley, Edward Foster, Obadiah Wood, Ephraim Basset, William C.Capron, Emerson Gardner, John Benson
Still further accessions to the Society may be expected.
John M.S. Perry, Cor. Sec.
(Liberator, March 1, 1834, pg 1)

Notable people involved: Effingham L.Capron
Joshua Capron
John M.S. Perry
Ebenezer P. Dyer
Richard Battey
Amasa Dudley
Edward Foster
Obadiah Wood
Ephraim Basset
William C. Capron
Emerson Gardner
John Benson

Citations: Liberator, March 1, 1834,pg 1

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