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The 1830s were the heyday of the formation of anti-slavery societies. Associations were established at the town, county and state levels. Northfield, Massachusetts held a meeting from March 28 to April 7, 1836 to form an anti-slavery society. This article reports on the resolutions and constitution for the society which were adopted at that meeting. The three officers of the society were prominent members of the town of Northfield. The Greenfield Gazette and Franklin Herald was the newspaper in Greenfield, Massachusetts, from June 26, 1827 to June 27, 1837. It changed its name to the Gazette & Mercury.


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"Anti-Slavery Meeting" article from Greenfield Gazette and Franklin Herald newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Gazette and Franklin Herald
date   Apr 26, 1836
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   8.75"
width   4.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
accession #   #L05.019

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"The American Anti-Slavery Almanac for 1838"

"County Anti-Slavery Meeting" article from Gazette and Mercury newspaper

"Old Hampshire Anti-Slavery Society" article from Greenfield Gazette & Franklin Herald newspaper

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