Contributed by Colby College Special Collections
On July 4th,1833, inspired by William Lloyd Garrison's lecture in Waterville, students petitioned to establish an Anti-Slavery Society. They wrote a preamble and a constitution with 13 articles.
This petition letter is a second attempt to get approval from the Board of Trustees. It was not until 1858 that the Colby faculty permitted the formation of the society.
The document was signed by: R. Giddings, Z. Bradford, F. Barker, I. Clarke, J.H.T. Dale, B. Osgood Pierce, L.B. Allen, R.G. Colby, James Upham, Henry P. Brown, Amoriah Joy, R.F. Potter, James S. Wiley, Z.P. Wentworth, E.L. Magoon, Jonathan Forbush, Asa Millett, Augustus Evertt, B. Wells, Ivory Quimby, Isaac M. Comings, Edward P. McKown, Erastus Everett, Ahira Jones, Samuel W. Field, E.T. Allen, C.S. Busell, Geo.S. LeRow, Wm. B. Wedgwood, Saml. L. Gould, Benjamin Williams, and William Mathews.
About This Item
- Title: 1833 Anti-Slavery Society of Waterville College petition
- Creator: AntiSlavery Society of Waterville College
- Creation Date: 1833-09-23
- Subject Date: 1833-09-23
- Local Name: Waterville College
- Town: Waterville
- County: Kennebec
- State: ME
- Media: ink on paper
- Dimensions: 32 cm x 19.5 cm
- Local Code: Colbiana 73 A6
- Collection: Colbiana 73 A6
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Colby College Special Collections
5150 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.