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drop-title] Slavery?District of Columbia. Memorial of inhabitants of the District of Columbia, praying for the gradual abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia. March 24, 1828. Referred to the Committee for the District of Columbia. February 9, 1835. Ordered, on motion of Mr. Hubbard, of New Hampshire, to be printed, with the names thereto attached.

District of Columbia. Inhabitants.

Published by Gales & Seaton, printers, [Washington], 1835
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Strongly abolitionist. The petition mentions a case of "a colored man" who, despite claiming that he was entitled to his freedom, was sold at public auction and shipped south with his claim never having been investigated. They state, "We blush for our country while we relate this disgraceful transaction ." Signed in type on pp. 3?10 by numerous petitioners, some of whom have added their own comments (e.g., "John Woodside, Washington city, a place of merchandise in human beings!!!"). Government document: 23d Congress, 2d Session. Doc. no. 140. Ho. of Reps. 8vo. 10 pp. Removed from a nonce volume; small hole in inner margin, not touching text. First page with ink numeral in upper margin. Light spotting. Final leaf closely trimmed, with last line of names on p. 9 cropped out. Bookseller Inventory # 12513

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Title: drop-title] Slavery?District of Columbia. ...

Publisher: Gales & Seaton, printers, [Washington]

Publication Date: 1835

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