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Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

Brief speech expressing opposition to the Fugitive Slave Bill and the governmental "compromises" that were being suggested to avoid complete abolition of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 271 word document (text and image)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Pennsylvania Freeman

The speaker described the injustices suffered by the nominally free black citizens along with the fugitive slaves in a society that continues to stress slavery over justice and humanity. He noted the irony in the fact that the free black citizen must pay school taxes even though he is not allowed to send his children to the school where his tax money is spent.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 419 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech given in welcome and congratuations of Parker Pillsbury on his return to the U.S. The speaker stressed his idea describing "disunion abolitionists" as those who believe slaveholders should not be welcomed into the Union (of northern states).

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 665 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Law, emphasizing the lack of representation and civil rights of African Americans in the structure of U. S. government.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,537 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech given to commemorate the Emancipation Proclamation and praise Abraham Lincoln for freeing the slaves.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 658 word document (text and images)

Title: Robert Purvis

Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech denouncing the actions of Paul Brown, Jr., United States Commissioner, in his handling of the case of a fugitive slave. This speech followed a resolution issued by the meeting that said, "Resolved, That every man who directly or indirectly aids in the execution of the Fugitive Slave bill merits the contempt of humanity, is a traitor to God and his country, and becomes an object to be despised by everything thinking being."

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 680 word document (text and images)

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