NEW ENGLAND ANTI-SLAVERY SOCIETY —At a meeting of the friends of abolition, held in Boston on the evening of January 1, 1832, for the purpose of organizing an Anti-Slavery Society, the following Preamble and Constitution were adopted……(The entire first page, ending with this paragraph):
To do away the horrors of slavery, and prevent such ravages as are here depicted, we do most earnestly invite the co-operation of our fellow citizens; and we can hardly conceive how any one is entitled to the name of a philanthropist or of a Christian, who is either ashamed or afraid thus to show himself a Friend To The Country And A Friend To The Black Man.
OFFICERS OF THE SOCIETY.
President ARNOLD BUFFUM
JAMES C. ODIORNE, 1st Vice-President, ALONZO LEWIS, 2d Vice-President
Corresponding Secretary, WM. LLOYD GARRISON, Recording Secretary, JOSHUA COFFIN
Treasurer, MICHAEL H. SIMPSON Counsellors: MOSES THACHER, JOHN E. FULLER,
OLIVER JOHNSON, ROBRT B. HALL, BENJAMIN C. BACON, JOHN STIMPSON
(Liberator, February 18, 1832, pg 1)