Freedom of the Capital


At a meeting of the Philadelphia Female Anti- Slavery Society, held May 8th, 1862, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:    Resolved, That we hail the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, as the first ripe sheaf of our harvest; joyfully and gratefully accepting it as ample recompense for our thirty years of anti-slavery labor; and that we wait with increased faith and confident hope for the perfect consummation of the glorious enterprise to which the American Abolitionists have dedicated their lives.

Sarah Pugh, President

Gulielma M. Jones, Mary Grew,  Secretaries.

                        (Liberator, May 23, 1862, pg 2)