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Item 6355

Bill of sale for slave Scippio, 1759

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1759-12-07

Location: Falmouth

Media: Ink on paper

Item 7346

Maine Anti-Slavery Society report, 1836

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1836-10-27

Location: Portland

Media: Ink on paper

Item 7485

Maine Anti-Slavery Society constitution, ca. 1833

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1833

Media: Ink on paper

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Letter from Ambrose Crane about stolen slave, 1835

Slavery's Defenders and Foes

Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.

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Reuben Ruby hack ad, Portland, 1834

Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.