ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY AT ASSONET, TAUNTON
The following is an extract of a letter from Arnold Buffum to the Corresponding Secretary of the New England Anti-Slavery Society , dated July 16: ‘In my last from Taunton I mentioned that it was proposed to form an Anti-Slavery Society at Assonet. ………………………(then the story of how he returned for a meeting and the procedures of that meeting .)…. I then read our constitution, and took a vote whether they would proceed to form a Society. The vote was unanimous in the affirmative…… Dea. Burt was chosen Chairman, and Rev. Wm. Coe Secretary; a number of names were given and a Committee appointed to solicit further subscriptions to the constitution, and the meeting was adjourned one week to meet for the choice of officers….. they think they will send a delegate to Philadelphia, to assist at the formation of the National Society’.
(Liberator, August 3, 1833, pg 1)