A NEW ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY New Bedford, Jan 26, 1847
A meeting of the friends of the slave was held on the above evening, in the Rev. Mr. Leland’s school-room, for the purpose of forming an Anti-Slavery Society, auxiliary to the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society.
Officers elected: President: John F. Emerson Vice President: Daniel Ricketson Secretary and Treasurer: Wm. C. Coffin Corresponding Secretary: Wm. P. Atkinson Counsellors: John Bailey, Caroline Weston, Solomon Peneton, Grace F. Emerson, N.A. Borden
(Liberator, Feb 5, 1847, pg 3)