E. A. Phelps British Anti-Slavery Society Papers, 1845 | Boston Public Library Archival and Manuscript Finding Aid Database
Collection Identifier: MS Acc 1044-1055
Extent: 11.0 Items
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Scope and Contents: This collection documents the eleven resolutions written in 1845 in response to the imprisonment of any abolitionist who assisted a runaway slave in the southern United States. Composed by various committees of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, they were meant as encouragement for abolitionists in the United States to continue despite the hardship. The resolutions reject slavery as an institution and refer to both the Declaration of Independence as well as Christian beliefs. Also included is a draft of a letter from Amos Augustus Phelps to Francis Wayland in which Phelps discusses duty and responsibility as it pertains to God, men, and slavery.