The collection includes three volumes, correspondence, and documents, 1768-1803, related to English abolitionist and reformer Granville Sharp. The first volume contains copies of letters and related documents, 1768-1773, sent to Granville Sharp,...
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Abolitionists--New York (State)--Peterboro; Antislavery movements--United States
Two-page letter from Gerrit Smith in Peterboro [New York] to Lysander Spooner dated May 1, 1860, discussing legal aspects of slavery. This letter is part of the Misc. Mss. Smith, Gerrit collection in the New-York Historical Society.
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Advisory opinions--United States
One-page letter dated August 18, 1853, from James Birney of Cincinnati [Ohio] to Lysander Spooner [of Boston, Massachusetts], asking for his legal opinion on the decision of Judge [John] McLean on the [Rosetta Armstead] fugitive slave case.
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--Boston; Antislavery movements--United States
Undated one-page letter labeled "Private" from A. P. Aldrich to Lysander Spooner [of Boston, Massachusetts], asking for his legal opinions on case Ogden vs. Saunders and offering his observations on the " and the disposition of the Southern...
Two-page deposition with testimonies of L. J. Bartow and Parker Howlet of Berrien County [Michigan]. Plaintiff Bartow declares nonpayment of funds by Howlet through an endorsed note from the "Bank of Niles," to which defendant Howlet responds that...
Antislavery movements--United States; Legal services; Slavery--Law and Legislation
Sixteen-page letter from Lysander Spooner in Worcester [Massachusetts] to Gerrit Smith, dated July 17, 1849, explaining his arguments against slavery, and Smith's financial obligations towards Spooner for his legal advice on the matter.
Bills of sale; Slaves--Emancipation--Kentucky--Harrison County; Slaves--Kentucky--Harrison County; Slavery--Kentucky--Harrison County
Two-page bill of sale between William Rayman and Richard Harcourt regarding one slave named Nelly, who was to be emancipated on the date of her 30th birthday (March 4th, 1826), in Harrison County, Kentucky.
Bills of sale; Slaves--Emancipation--Kentucky; Slaves--Kentucky; Slavery--Kentucky
Four-page bill of sale between John Smith and Richard Dallam regarding the slaves named Charles, Allman, Sall, and Rachel, who was to be emancipated according to an earlier deed of manumission, in the State of Kentucky.