Death of Arnold Buffum

 “Just as our paper is going to press, we have received intelligence of the death of this venerable and devoted friend and advocate of the enslaved of our land — the first President of the New England (now the Massachusetts) Anti-Slavery Society, and the first to enter the lecturing field in their behalf. He died at Engleswood, Perth Amboy, N.J., on Monday last, after a short but severe illness, at the ripe age of 77. We shall take another opportunity to pay a suitable tribute to his memory. ”                   (Liberator, March13, 1859, pg 2)