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
- Location: Waterville, Kennebec County, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 32 cm x 19.5 cm
- Local Code: Colbiana Collection
- Collection: Colbiana Collection
- Object Type: Text
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Colby College--Social aspects
- Antislavery movements--Maine
- Abolition movement
- Colby College--Societies
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5150 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901
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