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Boston Anti-Slavery Broadside “Call for a Convention”—Launching the Republican Party in Massachusetts
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“The People of Massachusetts who are opposed to the extension of slavery, are requested to assemble in Public Primary Meetings in their several towns and cities, and elect delegates, in the proportion of three delegates for each representatives…”

MASSACHUSETTS. Broadside, “Call for a Convention”, 1p on a folded pale blue sheet, 5” x 7.75”, Boston, circa 1855. Flattened folds, scattered foxing, repair at verso, remnants of prior mounting, else Very Good.

Inventory #26782       Price: $1,450

John M. Clark (1821-1902) was the recently elected Suffolk County Sheriff and organizer of the Convention. The Worcester Convention had been preceded by unsuccessful 1854-1855 efforts to overcome the bitter rivalry of the Massachusetts Know-Nothing and Free Soil Parties into a single anti-slavery movement.

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