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Title To the honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania [electronic resource] : the memorial of the people of colour of the city of Philadelphia and its vicinity, respectfully sheweth ..

Published [Philadelphia : s.n., 1832]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 8 p.
Series Slavery, abolition & social justice.
Notes Title from caption.
"That they have learned ... that two resolutions have passed the House of Representatives of this commonwealth ... : First, into the expediency of passing a law to protect the citizens of this commonwealth against the evils arising from the emigration of free blacks from other states into Pennsylvania; and, secondly, into the expediency of repealing so much of the acts of Assembly passed on the 27th of March, 1820, and the 25th of March, 1826, as relate to fugitives from labour from other states, and of giving full effect to the act of Congress of the 12th of February, 1793, relative to such fugitives."
Memorial signed on p. 6: ... in behalf of a numerous meeting of the people of colour, held in the city of Philadelphia, in January, 1832. James Forten, chairman; William Whipper, Robert Purvis, secretaries.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, c2013 (Slavery, abolition & social justice)
Original Version Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Other author Forten, James, 1766-1842.
Whipper, William, 1804?-1876.
Whipper, William, 1804?-1876.
Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898.
Pennsylvania. General Assembly.
Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Adam Matthew Digital (Firm)
Subject Fugitive slaves -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Pennsylvania.
Fugitive slaves -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Free African Americans -- Civil rights.
Migration, Internal -- Pennsylvania.
Variant Title Memorial of the people of colour of the city of Philadelphia and its vicinity