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Speaker or author: Ruggles, David, 1810-1849

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Essex Institute, Salem Massachusetts, Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Address given during a public meeting regarding a libel suit brought about by David Ruggles against the Colored American newspaper and its editor Samuel Cornish. When Samuel Cornish did not appear, David Ruggles was given the floor to explain the offense and a debate among various members of the Committee of Vigilance followed.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 4,864 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1839-07-18

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

Keywords: Samuel Cornish; The Libel Suit; Vigilance Committee

People: Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), 1795?-1858

Publication type: Speeches

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