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Title: Nathaniel Paul

Speaker or author: Paul, Nathaniel, 1792 or 3-1839

Newspaper or publication: Patriot

Debate over the pros and cons of the goals of the American Colonization Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,113 word document (text and images)

Title: Nathaniel Paul

Speaker or author: Paul, Nathaniel, 1792 or 3-1839

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College

Speech given in London's Exeter Hall against the colonization of Africa proposed by the American Colonization Society.

Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 2,810 word document (images and text)

Title: Nathaniel Paul

Speaker or author: Paul, Nathaniel, 1792 or 3-1839

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding the influence of Christianity and British slave laws in the abolition of U.S. slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,034 word document (text and images)

Title: Nathaniel Paul

Speaker or author: Paul, Nathaniel, 1792 or 3-1839

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech given before the Glasgow Emancipation Society recognizing the society's accomplishments and encouraging them to continue their efforts towards emancipation.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,580 word document (images and text)

Title: Nathaniel Paul

Speaker or author: Paul, Nathaniel, 1792 or 3-1839

Newspaper or publication: Friend of Man

Speech given regarding the detrimental effect of prejudice on the abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 969 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter H. Clark

Speaker or author: Clark, Peter H.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

The speaker discussed the upcoming presidential election and those involved in the political campaign. John Freemont (Republican) would run against Abraham Lincoln, and while the Republican party expressed anti-slavery sentiments, they were afraid to act aggressively to upset the status quo.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 191 word document (text and image)

Title: Peter H. Clark

Speaker or author: Clark, Peter H.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Overview of speech expressing the speaker's view that while the Republican party was an "Anti-Slavery Party," its stance on abolishing slavery was more motivated by dollars than by philanthropy and good will. This, the speaker believed, was sparked by the battle over whether to bring Kansas into the Union as a free or slaveholding state.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 649 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Humphries Clark

Speaker or author: Clark, Peter H.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Brief speech given as the speaker addressed the school board committee in Cincinnati regarding his dismissal on charges of atheism.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 220 word document (text and image)

Title: Peter Osborne

Speaker or author: Osborne, Peter, fl. 1832

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Address delivered on July 5th, the date celebrated to call attention to the "lack of independence" for slaves and as a form of protest to the July 4th celebration.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 534 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Paul Simons

Speaker or author: Simons, Peter Paul, fl. 1839

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Rambling speech published under protest with a disclaimer from the newspaper editor regarding the grammar and wording. The speech addresses the role of women in the cause of freedom for the people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 904 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Paul Simons

Speaker or author: Simons, Peter Paul, fl. 1839

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech stressing the responsibility of parents to encourage "moral elevation" in their children so that the people of color may realize a brighter future. The speaker believes the key to freedom is action based on commitment to a moral cause which is passed down from parent to child.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,306 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Vogelsang

Speaker or author: Vogelsang, Peter, Lieutenant

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given before the Association for the Political Improvement of the People of Color regarding the political rights and civil liberties denied the people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,454 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Vogelsang

Speaker or author: Vogelsang, Peter, Lieutenant

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech describing how the United States benefits from the citizenship status of free African Americans.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,997 word document (text and images)

Title: Peter Williams

Speaker or author: Williams, Peter, 1780?-1840

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- New York Public Library -- Schomburg Collection

Speech given for the benefit of the "coloured community of Wilberforce" in Upper Canada. Speech addresses efforts of the Colonization Society to relocate free people of color to Africa and Hayti. (Speech 00793 is duplicate of this speech)

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,488 word document (text and images)

Title: Thomas Paul

Speaker or author: Paul, Thomas, fl. 1841

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding abolition and the role of the abolitionist with an emphasis on reforming the social situation of the African American citizen. The speaker is appalled by the injustices of slavery and man's inhumanity to man.

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,559 word document (text and images)

Title: William P. Johnson

Speaker or author: Johnson, William P., fl. 1839

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts, Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Response to debate between David Ruggles and Philip A. Bell regarding the events and situation surrounding the libel suit brought against Samuel Cornish and the Colored American newspaper.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,070 word document (text and images)

Title: William P. Johnson

Speaker or author: Johnson, William P., fl. 1839

Newspaper or publication: Non Conformist

Brief excerpt of speech detailing the help one abolitionist from New York had offered escaping slaves in their journey to Canada.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 314 word document (text and image)

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