The New York State Anti-Slavery Convention meets in Albany and advocates the dissolution of the Union

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The New York State Anti-Slavery Committee met in Albany with Aaron Powell of Columbia, New York in the chair. Speeches were heard from Wendell Phillips, William Lloyd Garrison, and several others. The New York Times reported that on this day "all the speeches made were of an extreme character." This is not surprising considering that resolutions were passed advocating the dissolution of the Union and terming the Union "a covenant with Death" that ought to be annulled. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
"The State Anti-Slavery Convention," New York Times, February 2, 1859, p. 1.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Slavery/Abolition
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