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Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University -- Widener Library -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech given before a legislative committee to request the formation of an independent militia of black citizens. The speaker gave a detailed account of his request and logical reasoning for granting it.

Description of file(s): PDF 21 page, 8,061 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1853-02-24

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

Keywords: Africa; Andrew Jackson; Britain; Civil rights; Colonization; Crispus Attucks; freedom; George Washington; government; Joshua B. Smith; justice; military; militia; petition; war; War of 1812

People: Attucks, Crispus; Jackson, Andrew; Smith, Joshua B.; Washington, George

Publication type: Speeches; Text

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