1831 Females

Includes LINES, composed by unnamed female for The Liberator …. Here are some of the “lines” from this poem: How can you eat, how can you drink, How wear your…

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1831 Females

By a Colored Lady from Middletown, July 29, 1831 “……I am induced to write a few words of encouragement to us as a people….”


1831 Females

1832 Females

In reference to the Colonization Society:    “ When this Society was organized, I was one of its warmest friends, and anticipated great good from its influence, both in Christianizing Africa…

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1833 Colonization, Anti-colonization Females Tappan, Arthur

1833 Females Stewart, Maria

1834 Anti-Slavery Organizations Females

Notice of the death of a “Meritorious Female Abolitionist”, Elizabeth M. Chandler.   Highly praised and recognized as one who had contributed often to the Genius of Emancipation and to…

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1836 Females

Two black women, on board a ship, signal distress from cabin window. Some men of color, seeing this, get a writ of habeas corpus, and the women are freed from…

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1837 Females Slaves - escaped

Under the  Ladies’ Department Letter from Female Antislavery Society of Concord, N.H., from Nov., 1835, addressed to Angelina Grimke, and in response to Grimke’s letter published by Garrison.  Letter expresses…

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1837 Females Grimke, Angelina & Sarah

1837 Females

1837 Anti-Slavery Organizations Females

Mary Parker, President and Maria Weston Chapman, Cor. Sec. write to Female Anti-Slavery Societies throughout New England.  The letter commends Sarah and Angelina Grimke for their continued work against slavery,…

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1837 Anti-Slavery Organizations Chapman, Maria Weston Females Grimke, Angelina & Sarah

1837 Churches Females

1838 Females Grimke, Angelina & Sarah

1838 Chapman, Maria Weston Females

1838 Anti-Slavery Organizations Females Nantucket

1838 Females New England Non-Resistance Society

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From the Connecticut Observer, an item from Kelley, Berlin, Feb 3, 1840 Responding to the argument, advanced by many, that public opinion is against having women speak in public meetings,…

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Appearing under Refuge of Oppression are minutes of a Connecticut Anti-Slavery Society,  from the New Haven Record. Abby Kelley appears at the meeting, and her presence creates controversy.  She is…

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September’s 2, 1842 From an “Observer”, Canandaigua Lake, August, 1842 .  Very critical review of Kelley’s attacks on the Liberty Party.  “Abby’s course may do much harm to the cause…

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September 16, 1842 Here is a record of an Essex County Conference, August 18, held in Andover.  “Reports were listened to from societies in Boston, Cambridge, Danvers, Andover, Reading, Haverhill,…

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August 11, 1843 In an item addressed to the Essex County Anti-Slavery Conference,  Chapman here pleas for financial support for the cause.  She indicates that her letter is in behalf…

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January 8, 1847 From the N.Y. Eve Post “Persons who have never visited our prisons and police offices, can form no adequate idea of the suffering endured by many of…

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January 29, 1847 Here is a long article, under the title above, with no designation of source, except that reference is made to New York state.   It concludes:  “I fain…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1847 Females Suffrage Women rights

July 23, 1847  A long “admirable introduction by Mrs. C. M. Kirkland, to the equally admirable work, just published in New York by Fowlers and Wells, entitled ‘Woman, her Education…

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August 25, 1848 A brief article about anti-slavery lectures, by this native of West Brookfield, and Oberlin graduate.    It commends her style, indicating that she is “entirely free from the…

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June 22, 1849 Here is a letter to the Editor, from Samuel Gregory, Sec’ry A.M. E. Society, at 25 Cornhill.  It indicates that the American Medical Education Society, with five…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1849 Females Women rights

December 14, 1849 A petition calls for the State legislature to grant the vote to women.  The editor includes a preface saying that “the denial of the elective franchise to…

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September 13, 1850 Reference is made to a pamphlet telling of the school, which has been operating for two years, having been incorporated during the last session of the legislature. …

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May 9, 1851 “Mrs. Bloomer, editor of the Lily, has adopted the ‘short dress and trowsers’ and says in her paper of this month that many of the women of…

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July 18, 1851 A letter from Maria Weston Chapman, written to the editor of the Anti-Slavery Standard, gives encouraging word of a gathering of women with whom she met while…

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November 7, 1851 Henry C. Wright, writes from Indiana, where he has attended a Women’s Convention.  The Convention has adopted several strong anti-slavery resolutions. One Methodist leader, Bible in hand,…

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January 23, 1852 “This is the title of an association, which was organized in Boston, last year, by some of the most enterprising colored women, for mutual aid and advantage,…

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* ALL ARTICLES CHRONOLOGICALLY 1852 Females Pillsbury, Parker

August 20, 1852 A letter to Garrison, from Sarah D. Fish, Rochester, calls for attention to the ways in which domestic servants are mistreated. After recounting the many groups of…

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October 22, 1852 Included is a letter from Harriet Hunt, 32 Green St., Boston, in which she addresses The Treasurer and Assessors of the City.  It is a “protest against…

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November 3, 1854 The Christian Ambassador, the organ of the Universalists of New York, urges that Tufts College, “soon to be opened near Boston” be “opened freely to both sexes”.…

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1855 Females

March 14, 1856 An article tells of a recent Convention, at Glen Haven (no state), advocating reform in Dress for Woman.  “Our object is not to advocate for her positions…

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1856 Females

September 12, 1856 The Springfield Republican tells of a lecture by Anthony, at the close of the session of the Normal School Convention.  Her subject was, “Is it desirable that…

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1856 Females Women rights

1861 Females

October 23, 1863 One again, here is the petition, sponsored by the Loyal Women of The Republic, through their National Association,  calling upon the Congress to enact emancipation of all…

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1863 Anti-Slavery Organizations Females Petition Drives

New Movement  — It appears by a communication in the Boston Liberator, that an association of women has been formed in Essex County, in this State, for the benevolent purpose…

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-William Lloyd Garrison's Best Lines & Headlines 1842 Essex County Females