Stone Collection: Volume 93 - Item 42
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42. [Garret D.] Wall, Speech of Mr. Wall, of New Jersey, on the Memorial of the Caln Quarterly Meeting of the Society of Friends, of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Praying for the Abolition of Slavery and the Slave Trade in the District of Columbia, in Senate, February 29, 1836 (Washington, DC: Blair and Rives, 1836). (7 p.)
Speech in favor of accepting a petition urging the abolition of slavery and the slave trade in the District of Columbia. The speaker expresses a concern that refusing to accept the petition from the Society of Friends, which was known for its restraint, would strengthen more radical abolitionists in the United States.