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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 56

3. Theodore Lyman, Free Negroes and Mulattoes (Boston: True & Green, [1822?]). (16 p.)

History of legislation regarding persons of African descent in Massachusetts by a committee in the House of Representatives. The committee concluded that “The feelings of the people disclosed since the year 1760 in the votes of towns, and in the verdicts of juries, . . . clearly manifest and demonstrate that the people of this Commonwealth have always believed negroes and mullatoes to possess the same right and capability to become citizens as white persons.”