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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 60

3. [Wendell Phillips], Can Abolitionists Vote or Take Office Under the United States Constitution? (New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1845). (39 p.)

Should a person adhering to abolitionist beliefs participate in a government that recognizes slavery in its constitution? The author of this pamphlet says no; abolitionists should avoid lending any type of support, including the ballot, to a government that acknowledges the right to hold slaves.