Anti-Slavery Society in England


The friends of the blacks in England have formed an association called the Agency Anti-Slavery Society.  Its object is professedly ‘to substitute judicial for the private and irresponsible authority now exercised over 830,000 of their fellow creatures, and to obtain for them an equal enjoyment of civil rights.’  This society has met with violent opposition from those who are interested in the continuance of colonial slavery. The meetings have been disturbed, and the regular lectures  prevented. The committee give notice that they shall in future call in the aid of the civil power to prevent disturbances in their meetings.

                                                     (Liberator . October 13, 1832,pg 3)