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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)

Date published: 1857-02-03

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: David Paul Brown; fugitive; law; Michael Brown; Paul Brown, Jr.; slave catchers

People: Brown, David Paul; Brown, Michael; Brown, Paul Jr.

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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