Series One: Speeches, Debates, and Interviews Volume 1: 1841-1846
- The Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society held its tenth annual meeting in Boston on 26 January 1842. Garrisonian abolitionist Francis Jackson presided. During the afternoon session the Business Committee presented a series of resolutions which urged that moral suasion was superior to political action in the antislavery cause.
- American Slavery: Report of a Public Meeting Held at Finsbury Chapel, Moorfields, to Receive Frederick Douglass, the American Slave, on Friday, May 22, 1846 (London, 1846), 3-24. Other texts in London Morning Advertiser, 23 May 1846; London Universe, 26 May, 2 June 1846; Liberator, 26 June, 1846; Douglass, Bondage and Freedom,407-18, misdated 12 May 1846; Foner, Life and Writings, 1 : 154-65, misdated 2 May 1846; Woodson, Negro Orators, 158-70, misdated 12 May 1846; Speech File, Reel 13, frames 559-64, FD Papers, DLC.
- On the evening of 4 November 1841, members of the Plymouth County Anti-Slavery Society, together with "New England freemen" and at least one "southern gentleman," reassembled at the church in Hingham, Massachusetts, to consider resolutions postponed during their afternoon session. Urging the audience to support a resolution condemning racial prejudice, Edmund Quincy argued that this "unnatural prejudice, not implanted by God . . . will not cease while slavery lasts; for men always hate those whom they injure."