By Joseph Sturge
Joseph Sturge (1793-1859) used to be an English Quaker who was once influential in campaigning for the abolition of slavery within the British empire and based the British and international Anti-Slavery Society in 1839. Having visited the West Indies in 1834, he travelled to the U.S. in 1841 to ascertain the slavery query there firsthand, and to lend his help to the yankee abolition circulate by means of sharing his reports of ways good fortune was once completed in other places. His account of his stopover at, and of the sentiments and reviews of the yank campaigners he met, is the topic of this 1842 publication, which he was hoping may inspire activists all over the world and advertise knowing between them.
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I was also deeply interested in the statements made relative to the wicked expatriation of the Indians living within this Yearly Meeting's limits, by the United States' Government, from lands which had been secured to them by treaty in the most solemn manner, to the Western wilderness, under plea of a fraudulently-obtained cession of their lands, by a few of their number. What greatly aggravates the case is the fact, that these Indians were making rapid progress in civilization, and REMOVAL OF THE INDIANS.
S. Senate, Judge JAY, GERRIT SMITH, and other distinguished friends of equal rights. The letter of the venerable ex-president is written with his characteristic energy, and I quote an extract from it in further proof of the sentiments already expressed on the state of feeling in the land of PENN and BENEZET, PEMBERTON and FRANKLIN, on the subject of slavery. "The right of discussion upon slavery, and an indefinite extent of topics connected with it, is banished from one-half the States of this Union.
It was asserted that coloured men had been seen walking arm in arm with white ladies, and that white men had handed coloured females out of their carriages at the door of the hall, as politely as if they had not belonged to the proscribed class. In several instances, if not in all, these reports were untrue in point of fact, and originated in the existing paradox, that coloured men and women are sometimes white, and that white gentlemen and ladies are not imfre- 46 DESTRUCTION OF quently of dark complexion.