Boston: Printed by S. N. Dickinson & Co., 1847. Pamphlet. 12mo (7.3 in, 18.5 cm). [1-3] 4-12 pp.
The Society of Friends or Quakers has pioneered social reform since the mid-1600s. The pamphlet begins, "We have felt it a duty incumbent upon us, at this time, to revive our religious testimony against the iniquitous system of slavery." "Instead of endeavoring to raise the colored man up from his degradation and woe, the foot is ruthlessly placed upon his neck, preventing even his own efforts for improvement." - p.5.
Sabin 86069. AAS 198923. Afro-Americana 3862. OCEL 394. Stitched in original printed wrappers. Slight fold, slight soiling. Well-preserved pamphlet in near fine condition. Near Fine. Item #1114