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James Gillespie Birney (1792-1857), corresponding secretary of the American Anti-Slavery Society, ran for president on the Liberty Party ticket in 1840. The party was founded by abolitionists who wanted to place slavery on the national political agenda. This article advises "the Irish" to vote for Birney because the abolitionists were the only Americans who spoke well of Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847) who was called The Liberator of Ireland after The Catholic Emancipation Act was passed in 1829. The Irish are advised to vote for liberty and for the man that O'Connell felt it was an honor to meet. The Emancipator was a New York, New York newspaper published for the Anti-Salvery Society from Aug. 1835 to Dec 1841.


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"For Whom Will the Irish Vote?" article from The Emancipator newspaper

publisher   The Emancipator
date   Nov 5, 1840
location   New York, New York
width   2.75"
height   9.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L05.128

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