Copy of a resolution of the Georgia Legislature, ca. 1831.


Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874. Copy of a resolution of the Georgia Legislature, ca. 1831.

Copy of a resolution of the Georgia Legislature, ca. 1831.

The resolution, approved 1831 Dec. 26, authorizes $5,000 for the arrest and conviction of the editor and publisher of The Liberator (William Lloyd Garrison) or persons publishing or circulating any other "paper, circular, letter or address of a seditious character" in Georgia. With a letter from Edward Lillie Pierce to A.S. Roe concerning other "relics of Mr. Sumner" in his possession.

1 item (3 p.), in folder ; 26 cm.

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Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 (person)

Massachusetts lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1851-1874. He was an ardent abolitionist who attacked the south in his "crime against Kansas" speech in 1856. Two days later he was assaulted in the Senate, receiving injuries that took him years to recover from. From the description of Letters, 1858-1869. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55768315 Born in Boston, Mass., the U.S. statesman Charles Sumner studied law at Harvard and practiced law in his native ci...

Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879 (person)

Anti-slavery advocate. From the description of Circular and letter, 1848 Jan. 21, Boston, to Rev. Mr. Russell, South Hingham. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 231311718 Abolitionist and reformer William Lloyd Garrison was founder of the Boston abolitionist paper, The Liberator, and the New England Anti-Slavery Society. From the description of Papers, 1835-1873 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007257 Abolitionist and lectur...

Pierce, Edward Lillie, 1829-1897 (person)

Supporters of President Grant removed Sumner as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee of the Senate in 1871. Edward L. Pierce defended the reputation of Sumner after this episode became a matter of fresh historical controversy in 1877. Others involved in the controversy were Lothrop Motley, John Jay, and Hamilton Fish. From the description of Clippings concerning Charles Sumner and President U.S. Grant : album, 1877-1878. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612815430 ...

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