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A Word from a Petitioner to Congress

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An 1837 broadsheet poem by John Pierpont, published during US congressional debates over antislavery petitions. Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.

 

This broadside most likely was published to accompany a public meeting.  It was later collected in John Pierpont's Antislavery Poems (1845).  For further on Pierpont, see his Anti-Slavery Poems.   For further on the Congressional petition debates, see Arguing About Slavery: The Great Battle in the United States Congress, William Lee Miller (Knopf, 1996). 

- Joe Lockard