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The following represents the full text of the “Historical Sketch” in A Guide to the Microfilm Publication of The Papers of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania by Jeffrey Nordlinger Bumbrey (1976). The text was lightly edited to meet HSP's current finding aid standards, but the original grammar and formatting remains intact throughout.

The Pennsylvania Abolition Society had its origins in early anti-slavery activities of Philadelphia Quakers. The exhortations of John Woolman and Anthony Benezet had convinced many Friends that the egalitarian and humanitarian doctrines of the Quaker must be extended to include the enslaved black man. It was Quaker conscience, rather than civic consciousness, that led Friends to form an abolition society in 1775.

Friends were not alone in voicing this concern. During 1772 and 1773 “the Clergy of the church of England and Dissenters,” according to Anthony Benezet, “freely joined” Friends in petitions to the Pennsylvania Assembly against the importation of slaves. The Assembly responded by appointing a select committee on February 4, 1773, to draft an act that would perpetuate the £20 duty on slaves. But the passage of the act was hardly the victory that Friends and their allies sought. Later that year they faced another, more immediate, challenge that gave direction to their anti-slavery efforts.

In 1773, Benjamin Bannarman, a resident of Virginia, purchased an Indian woman named Dinah Nevil and her four children from Nathaniel Lowry of New Jersey. Bannarman arranged for his newly-acquired slaves to be delivered in Philadelphia. However, on their arrival, Nevil protested publicly that she and her children were “free people.” She apparently found sympathetic support, for the mayor of Philadelphia intervened and transferred her and the children to the city’s Work House to await legal hearing on the case. Under the leadership of Israel Pemberton, a group of Quaker citizens entered a suit on behalf of Dinah Nevil, requesting the court to void Bannarman’s claims. This case occupied the attention of Friends and the courts for two years, at the end of which the court declared Dinah Nevil and her children were slaves.

The court’s decision and the increasing incidence of similar cases involving blacks who claimed to be free prompted ‘several citizens…to meet and forme themselves into a Society…the relive others that might have Legal Claime to Freedom and were deprived thereof.”

The newly formed Society met periodically during 1775, continuing in its attempts to release Dinah Nevil, and intervening in similar cases involving free blacks. In November, however, formal meetings ceased. Because sixteen of the original twenty-four members were Quakers, the Society decided that Quaker pacifism might discredit or render ineffective the Society’s anti-slavery testimony. Philadelphia was a small city in 1775; nearly everyone knew the religious backgrounds of the members of the Abolition Society. After Lexington and Concord, few could comprehend or respect the peace testimony of the Quaker minority. The Abolition Society itself might have been tainted by the views of some of its members. And, within the Society of Friends, neutrality became a more vexing question than slavery. In the face of confiscations and exile, most Friends withdrew from all public service. The Abolition Society languished in consequence.

Between 1775 and 1784, some programs initiated by the Abolition Society were continued by a few members acting as individuals. Although most historians note that the Abolition Society had no part in securing passage of the Pennsylvania Gradual Emancipation Law in 1780, Anthony Benezet waged a strong campaign in its favor. The new statute, flawed as it was, was to provide both the impetus and framework for much of the Abolition Society’s work for the next two decades. The law provided that no child born in Pennsylvania should be a slave, but that children born of slave mothers should be bound servants until the age of twenty-eight. Persons already enslaved were to be registered by their masters before November 1780; unregistered slaves were to be set free. The Abolition Society worked tirelessly to ensure that this newly-created class of bound servants would receive their legal rights. The Act also stipulated that blacks, whether free or slave, were equal before the law. To be sure, a slave could not be a witness against a freeman, but blacks were now legal persons whose rights had to be protected. Despite its weaknesses, the Act encouraged Benezet and other members of the dormant Abolition Society to continue their efforts. In 1781 they secured the freedom of Dinah Nevil. Thomas Harrison, secretary of the Society in 1775, into whose care Nevil and her children had been committed, purchased the family with his own funds and manumitted them. Continued opposition of the courts to Nevil’s claims left Harrison no alternative, but he and the others realized that individual efforts would be costly and ineffective. The aging Benezet tried several times to revitalize the Society between 1781 and 1783, but to no avail. Even after the effective end of hostilities between Britain and the colonies in 1781, Pennsylvania Quakers were uncertain of their future. Many were attempting to recover confiscated property and most were dismayed at finding themselves disfranchised by the new state government’s test act.

Not until 1784 did the few remaining members call a meeting for the reestablishment of the society. Their motivation was a cause célèbre involving two free black men accused of being runaway slaves. In the summer of 1783, while awaiting trial in the Philadelphia work House, these men unsuccessfully appealed to several influential citizens to act on their behalf. With no hope for assistance or a verdict in their favor, both men committed suicide rather than live as slaves. The immediate reaction in Philadelphia, especially among Friends, was one of shock and anger. None was more enraged by these events than Benezet who, in the last few months of his life, publicized the circumstances behind the suicides, which prompted Thomas Harrison, James Starr. Thomas Meredith, and seventeen others to call a meeting of the society after nine years.

One of the Society’s first acts was to organize its Standing Committee whose members devoted particular attention to manumission, indentures, and petitions to the Confederation Congress.

Reasons why they found it necessary to reorganize and broaden the Society’s membership and appeal remain unclear, but they nevertheless approved a new constitution on April 23, 1787, just a few weeks before the Federal Convention began its deliberations in Philadelphia.

From the moment of its reorganization the Society took on the pragmatic, nonsectarian cast that has characterized it since. The reorganized Society invited a number of non-Quakers to join and elected Benjamin Franklin, the president of the Supreme Executive Council of Pennsylvania and member of the Constitution Convention, as president. The broadened membership later included such well-known individuals as Tench Coxe, Thomas Paine, John Jay, Noah Webster, Dr. Benjamin Rush, and the Marquis de Lafayette. The new members brought not only credibility but a new, more pragmatic program to the Society. A modern historian, Winthrop Jordon, has argued that the enactment of the several gradual emancipation statues in Pennsylvania (1780), in Rhode Island and Connecticut (1784), and in New York (1799) blunted the anti-slavery thrust of the PAS and its sister societies. It seems, rather, that the PAS redirected its efforts to meliorative ends; in 1787 it changed its name to the Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and for Improving the Conditions of the African Race. Thus, in a 1789 Address to the Public the Society noted that the newly emancipated black was “poor and friendless,” and that “under such circumstances, freedom may often prove a misfortune to himself, and prejudicial to society.” Thus the Society intended to

instruct, to advise, to qualify those who have been restored to freedom, for the exercise and enjoyment of civil liberty, to promote in them habits of industry, to furnish them with employments… and to procure their children an education calculated for their future situation in life.

Although the reorganized Society sought support within the Philadelphia community for their efforts, the members clearly thought of their organization as an instrument of relief, instruction and social control; there were to be no free or emancipated blacks amongst its members for two generations. It seems probable that to some members of the Society such memberships would have been unnecessarily radical; after all, in 1787 Richard Allen, Absalom Jones, and other prominent blacks had organized themselves into the Free African Society.

Located in Philadelphia, soon to be the seat of the Federal government, and with such prominent members as Franklin and Rush, the Abolition Society had become the model for similar organizations elsewhere: in 1785 New Yorkers formed a manumission society, followed in quick succession by the banding together of abolitionists in Wilmington, Delaware (1788); Washington County, Pennsylvania (1790); Maryland (1790); and Connecticut (1790). By 1792 abolition groups were scattered from Massachusetts to Virginia, and the Society maintained an immense and constant correspondence with them. The Society corresponded, too, with such foreign organizations, as the Society Instituted for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade at London (1787) and La Société des Amis des Noirs a Paris (1788).

Because of its varied contacts, the Abolition Society was often called upon to act as guardian for manumitted blacks unprepared to live as free men. For example, hundreds of freed slaves were once sent by their former masters from the West Indies to Philadelphia under the sponsorship of the Society. The first such instance occurred in 1795. David Barclay, a prominent English Quaker, received thirty-two slaves in Jamaica in discharge of a debt. Barclay initially intended merely to manumit the slaves, but white Jamaicans feared that the freed might become public charges even if they did not become public nuisances. Instead, arrangements were made with Barclay’s friends, James Pemberton, President of the Society, and Thomas Harrison, Chairman of the Acting Committee, that those blacks willing to emigrate should be transported to Philadelphia and placed in the care of the Abolition Society. In all, twenty-eight of Barclay’s manumitted blacks came to Philadelphia and were put out as apprentices. The success of this venture was repeated in 1800 when the United States Admiralty Court placed 126 African survivors from two captures schooners, The Prudent and The Phoebe, under the supervision and care of the Society. Like the Jamaican blacks, these people were also placed as bound servants. Despite the happy solutions in both of these cases, no one in the Abolition Society believed that Pennsylvania alone could furnish asylum for large numbers of liberated blacks without greatly antagonizing the local white community, and increasingly in the early nineteenth century the Society found itself compelled to refuse help to unwanted manumitted blacks from other states.

During the last years of the eighteenth century, the Pennsylvania Abolition Society mounted an attack against the slave trade, and against slavery itself. In 1787 they memorialized the Federal Convention in Philadelphia requesting the termination of the slave trade. In the following year they petitioned the Pennsylvania Legislature to stop the traffic in slaves from Philadelphia. Despite the fact that neither appeal brought the immediate relief they sought, the Society continued to work toward its objectives within the legal system in a quiet, persistent, orderly fashion. For the members of the Society sought to correct the imperfections of the existing social order, not to create a new one.

If lobbying and memorializing failed to produce a needed law, justice was sought by the strict enforcement of existing laws. The Acting Committee, established in 1787 by the Society, gathered information on kidnappings, alleged slave schooners, and especially compliance with Pennsylvania’s abolition laws of 1780 and 1788; the clause which required slaves to be registered was often ignored or carelessly fulfilled. Such technical violations were frequently used to the advantage of blacks; members first recorded them and then brought the violations to the attention of the Society’s lawyers. So varied did their practice become that in 1793, in conjunction with the Acting Committee, the Society’s attorneys compiled the earliest collection of Pennsylvania's slave legislation.

In 1789 members of the Society had moved again to place the business of their organization on a more orderly footing. They secured a charter of incorporation from the State as The Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, for the Relief of Free Negroes Unlawfully held in Bondage, and for Improving the Condition of the African Race.

In the following year they acted upon the promise contained in their new title. The growing number of uneducated poor among the city’s free black population led them to appoint a Committee for Improving the Condition of Free Negroes.The committee took over the job of the old Committee on Education and, in 1794, established a school for black males. They also directed a census of the city’s black community in the same year.

The several successes of 1794 and the presence of the Federal government at Philadelphia prompted the Abolition Society to issue a call to its sister organizations to join in an “American Convention of Delegates from the Abolition Societys [sic] established in different parts of the United States.” Nine organizations sent twenty-five members who, in the words of Winthrop Jordan, “proceeded to memorialize everyone, including their own membership.” In large measure the Convention was the creature of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society and, as such, never really captured the enthusiasm of all of the societies whose local, particular needs militated against a strong national organizations. The Convention continued to meet, off and on, until 1838.

Reasons for the failure of the Convention are not hard to find: after 1798 the New England societies sent no delegates, and within a few years the Maryland and Virginia societies became moribund. By 1804 the Convention had accomplished much of its stated purpose: every state north of Delaware had enacted gradual emancipation laws or had outlawed slavery in their constitutions. And in the South the development of the cotton gin, the reorganization of Southern agriculture, and the availability of new lands in the Deep South and West hardened already established regional feelings against abolitionism.

Thrown back on itself, the Pennsylvania Abolition Society busied itself once again with its Philadelphia constituents. In 1813 they erected a school building on Cherry Street, Clarkson Hall. In the 1820s the Society cooperated with the newly-formed Free-Association and, more importantly, conducted a second census of the city’s blacks and expanded educational facilities for their children. Indeed, throughout the antebellum period, the Society continued to carry out its program of manumission, legal protection, and education of blacks in order to facilitate their assimilation by the larger society. Thus, in 1843, they founded the Lombard Street Infants School as an aid for working parents.

The practical experience and philosophical commitment of most members of the Society to gradual assimilation was first challenged in 1818 by the creation of the American Colonization Society. The Society’s minutes show that although colonization proposals came before the membership, they were certainly not supported. Nor, unfortunately, do they appear to have been condemned. More serious challenges to the Abolition Society’s leadership in anti-slavery movement arose in the 1830s. On October 29, 1835, the Tappan brothers of New York issued a call to anti-slavery sympathizers of all stripes to convene in Philadelphia on December 4. The presidency of the convention was offered to one of the Society’s members, Roberts Vaux, who declined. Vaux’s decision, undoubtedly supported by his fellow Abolition Society members, threw the convention into some confusion but they soon reorganized and chose William Lloyd Garrison with two others to draft a “Declaration of Sentiments” for the new American Anti-Slavery Society. It is easy to comprehend Vaux’s and the Abolition Society’s aversion to the immediatist appeals of the Anti-Slavery Society; the half-century of the Abolition Society’s experience had been predicated on gradualism and assimilation from free blacks into a whole society, not the creation of a new social order.

But with the creation of the America Anti-Slavery Society, leadership in the Abolition movement passed from the PAS. The immediatist message of the anti-slavery advocates unfortunately hardened public opinion against the anti-slavery societies and the Abolition Society’s headquarters, Pennsylvania Hall, causing some members of the Abolition Society to examine their consciences. Some deserted the Society for more immediatist organizations, while others agreed with William Rawle’s reaffirmation of gradualism:

The objects of this association were temperate, legitimate, and correct—they were substantially confined to the limits of our own state—much good was done—colored people suffering by reason of fraud or unlawful violence were relieved—the pursuits of them by persons falsely claiming rights to their services were judiciously repelled—their youth educated—their industry assisted—in sickness they were aided—and in the hour of death they were solaced and supported. In all this no offense was given to the citizens of their other states. Their boundaries were respected, and their laws and constitutions not attempted to be violated. A belief was entertained that an abhorrence of slavery would gradually work its way, and that it was the duty of the Society [to] await the event.

Withdrawal from the mainstream of the American abolition movement did not render the Abolition Society insensitive to the problems of slavery nationally. The Acting Committee continued its caseload as much as it could, investigating kidnappings, informing blacks of their legal rights, and securing counsel for those unable to afford it. As a group, members subsidized the printing of anti-slavery tracts for national distribution, and cooperated with such organizations as the Young Men’s Anti-Slavery Society, the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, and the Junior Anti-Slavery Society. Memorials were sent to the U. S. Congress to protest slavery in the District of Columbia in 1835 and in 1848, the annexation of Texas in 1842, and the Compromise of 1850 which strengthened the Fugitive Slave act. In 1854, it demanded the admission of Kansas as a free state and sent numerous petitions to Congress asking for an end to the interstate slave trade. In Pennsylvania, the Society organized a powerful lobby in the state legislature against a move to disfranchise free blacks in 1838, and consistently demanded a repeal of all state laws upholding the rights of nonresident slaveholders.

During the years immediately preceding the Civil War, the Abolition Society, again increasingly Quaker, occupied a delicate position. With the rising tide of Northern resentment against abolitionists, membership declined sharply and meetings were frequently cancelled because of threats of violence. The outbreak of the war further weakened the Society and brought considerable dissension within the ranks over Quaker principles versus the northern war effort.

Between 1860 and 1865 the Society made few official refernces to the Civil War. However in 1863, members voted unanimously to enter the full text of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in the official records. Despite a seeming aloofness to events occurring about it, the Society did become involved with problems caused by the war. As early as 1861, the influx of black refugees into Philadelphia became a matter of concern for municipals officials. Little was done to help them in resettling until 1862 when the Society created a Committee of Employment to secure jobs and homes for as many of the refugees as possible. By 1865, the financial burden of such a large undertaking became apparent, and the Society joined with the Pennsylvania Freedman’s Association and two Quaker groups to form the Freedmen’s Employment Agency. This Agency lasted until 1867 and provided employment for hundreds of freedmen throughout eastern Pennsylvania.

The abolition of slavery and the growth of free educational institutions for blacks achieved two goals of the Society. Consequently, its membership dwindled but did manage, however, to remain moderately active in the 1870s. In conjunction with the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, support was voiced for the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment in 1870. The Society also campaigned against the exclusion of blacks from Philadelphia’s streetcars, and conducted surveys to determine whether discrimination existed in the public school system. The year 1875 marked the centennial anniversary of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society. By this time, it was the only anti-slavery organization still in existence. The demise of its various schools and the legal expenses incurred by the Acting Committee released a sizeable amount of funds which could be used elsewhere. Initially, appropriations were given to black colleges and grammar schools just being started in the South. The result of this policy was an avalanche of requests from institutions in financial need. Besides giving substantial aid to Howard University, Hampton Institute, and a secondary school at Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, projects in Philadelphia were subsidized, such as a black orphanage and a YMCA in a block neighborhood.

By the end of the nineteenth century, the Society increasingly became a source of funds for organizations and institutions that worked for the relief and education of blacks. It had always supported a number of worthy causes and institutions, but from 1880 on it fell into the custom of regularly funding the Laing School in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. With each appropriation the Society became more involved with the school’s administration. In 1894, a deed of trust to all the school’s property was given to the society, and two years later it was appointed by the court to be a trustee for an endowment fund given to the school. These developments embroiled the Society in controversies over how to administer the school and its funds for nearly fifty years. In fact, the Laing School and its problems became the main reasons for meetings.

In 1940, the Society ended its trusteeship of the Laing School; the school’s property and $10,000.00 were deeded over to the local school board. Without a major goal to justify their continued existence as an organization, members seriously considered disbanding. Instead, it was voted that the group’s yearly income would be employed in subsidizing programs that otherwise might languish, actively to attract new members, and redefine its concern to concur with present-day needs. It was in keeping with these resolutions that an arrangement was made with the Committee on Race relations of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends. In return for one half of the Society’s income, to be used to improve race relations, fifteen members of the Committee were to join the Society. Unfortunately, this unusual agreement never worked out, and the Society was forced further to reduce its schedule of meetings.

Though faltering itself, the Society continued to make grants to various projects and individuals filling several critical needs. In the early 1950s, an appeal from the Mercy-Douglas Hospital in Philadelphia brought a contribution allowing that institution to purchase much-needed surgical instruments. Numerous black graduate students were encouraged with stipends to continue their education in social works. High school graduates were brought from the South and sponsored for their entire four years in college. Other grants were given to local Philadelphia organizations, such as the Friends Neighborhood Guild and the Friendship House.

As the civil-rights movement gathered momentum in the late 1950s and 1960s, other organizations again eclipsed the Abolition Society. Individual members were active in advancing racial integration, but the emergence of strong black leadership and organizational efforts clearly made the civil rights movement self-contained. The Society returned to its habit of involvement in areas being neglected. It was the first organization to advance strongly the idea of museum of black culture and history in the Philadelphia school system. In 1970, the Society committed the bulk of its income until 1973 to the Library Company of Philadelphia for the cataloguing of the Vast Afro-American history collection of that institution. And in 1975, in celebration of its own bicentennial, the Society subsidized the microfilming of its records and papers on deposit at [ed: now gifted to] the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

In its two-hundred-year history the Pennsylvania Abolition Society has been undeniably pragmatic, but its commitment to “Improving the Condition of the African race” has been consistent. Dedicated in its earlier years to the education and employment of blacks, the Society has now taken upon itself an even more staggering task: education a whole society about the black experience in America.

The records of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society (PAS) span over two hundred years of the society's history. They comprehensively document the society's many activities, particularly those that occured throughout the late 1700s and the 1800s, though there are records that cover the 20th century as well. The collections consists of administrative records that the society produced and collected during its regular work. Much of the collection is locally or regionally focused in scope, but the records move well beyond the PAS's work in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, especially when they concern PAS's larger ventures, such as its work with the American Convention and the Liang School in South Carolina. The collection also documents the activities and beliefs of the society as a whole rather than those of its individual members, though some information in that regard can be gleaned from various items in the collection, particularly the correpondence. Additionally, the collection also strongly hightlights abolition and anti-slavery practices of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The manumissions and indentures alone demonstrate well the laws that were then in place concerning former slave oweners and manumitted slaves.

The PAS records have been processed into five series: Minutes and reports (Series 1), Correspondence (Series 2), Financial records (series 3), Manumissions, indentures, and other legal papers (Series 4), and Miscellaneous papers (Series 5).

The first series contains a mix of bound minute books of the PAS and its various standing and sub committees along with loose minutes and and some loose papers that were removed from the minute books. Primarily, these material cover from the PAS's founding through the mid 1800s, but there is a handful of items dating from the early to mid 20th century.

The second series is comprised of the society's incoming correspondence along with a small amount of outgoing correspondence and third-party letters. The matters covered in these letters vary widely, from political and business issues to personal dealings. Along with formal letters, also in this series are postcards, circulars and form letters, memos, telegrams, and notes. Most of the papers are loose in folders and boxes, but there are two letterbooks dating together from 1789 to 1809. Ranging from the late 1700s to the 1930s, these materials often differ in content and amount. The bulk of the letters date from the nineteenth century, with some gaps. The loose correspondence is arrangened chronologically into incoming and outgoing groups, with undated papers being placed at the ends of those groups.

The third series represents a collection of financial documents produced and collected by the PAS generally and by its committees between the 1790s and the 1930s, with most of the items dating from the ninteenth century. There are bound volumes such as receipt books, ledgers, and subscription books, as well as loose bills, checks, receipts, reports, subscription lists, expense sheets, and letters.

The fourth series consists of volumes, legal documents, and papers pertaining to the society's efforts to assist enslaved and free black people in a myriad of ways from the 1780s to the 1860s. Manumissions and indentures make up the bulk of this series, however there are also court documents; lists of slave ships; birth, marriage and identification certificates; employment permission slips; copies of laws and statutes; legal opinions; materials on unregistered slaves in Pennsylvania; and other documents.

The fifth and final series is made up of a wide array of papers spanning from the 1760s to the 1970s that relate to the PAS and other anti-slavery and humanitarian organizations. Here reserachers will find general member lists, addresses, memorials, and printed matter from the PAS, along with materials pertaining to the various schools and educational institutions initiated and supported by the PAS, such as the Lombard Street Infant School, the Clarkson Institute, and the Laing School. This series also contains census data and records, educational and employment records and statistics, and papers from various organizations such as the American Convention for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and Improving the Conditon of the African Race, the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society, and the Young Men's Anti-Slavery Society, among many others.

The Society's records were originally maintained by its officers and members, but were then gathered together at Clarkson Hall in 1839, where they remained until the building was sold in 1863. Ten years later they were placed with the Friends' Historical Association where they remained until the 1920s, when they began to come to the Historical Society. Because the officers and members of the Abolition Society frequently held positions with other ameliorative organizations, fragmentary records of other organizations are frequently found among the Abolition Society's records. The Society's records were reorganized on archival principles in 1976, in preparation for the comprehensive microfilm of the records completed that year. The collection was formally made into a gift in 2015.

The collection is available on microfilm: call number XR572.

Gift of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, 1992, 2001, 2015.

In preparation for the collections' microfiliming in the 1960s, the collection was processed into its current state of five series. Each series contained varying sets of loose papers and volumes. The volumes were given call numbers based on the cataloging methods that were then used by HSP's librarians. When the collection was revisted for further processing, the choice was made to retain the current arrangement of documents and volumes, including the volume's numbering scheme, and clarify that arrangement in a new finding aid. This finding aid is based off of the printed guide to the microfilm (avaible in HSP's library), and it contains a small number of addition to the collection that were donated to HSP from PAS after the original guide was published.

Publisher
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Collection Inventory

Series description

Series 1, Minutes and reports, contains the following: minutes of the General Meetings, 1775, 1784-1979; minutes of the Acting Committee, 1784-1842; minutes of the Electing Committee, 1790-1826; Committee for Improving the condition of free Blacks, minutes, 1790-1803; Committee of Guardians, 1790-1802; Board of Education, minutes and reports, 1797-1865; Committee on the African Slave Trade, minutes, 1805-1807. Also present in this first series are loose and draft minutes and committee reports.

General meeting minutes, 1787-1797.
Box 13 Folder 1
General meeting loose minutes and committee reports, 1788-1789, 1791-1792, 1794-1798, 1800,1805, 1813, 1819-1820, 1826, 1828, 1834-1836, 1843, 1901, 1911, 1916, 1950.
Box 12A Folder 1
General meeting minute book, 1800-1824.
Volume AmS .011
General meeting minutes, 1802-1803, 1805-1807, 1811-1819, 1823.
Box 13 Folder 2
General meeting minute book, 1825-1847.
Volume AmS .012
General meeting minute book, 1825-1860.
Volume AmS .02
General meeting minutes, 1830-1832, 1834-1832, 1834-1841, 1846-1847, undated.
Box 13 Folder 3
General meeting minute book, 1847-1916.
Volume AmS .013
General meeting minute book, 1916-1932.
Volume AmS .014
Loose documents removed from "General meeting minute book" Ams .014, 1914, 1921-1923, 1925-1926, 1929.
Box 12A Folder
General meeting minute book, 1932-1974.
Volume 2
General meeting loose minutes and board reports, 1952-1953, 1955-1971, 1975.
Box 12A Folder 3-4
General meeting committee reports, 1788-1799.
Box 13 Folder 4
General note

Item-level inventory written on folder.

General meeting committee reports, 1801-1802, 1804, 1809.
Box 13 Folder 5
General note

Item-level inventory written on folder.

General meeting committee reports, 1812-1819.
Box 13 Folder 6
General note

Item-level inventory written on folder.

General meeting committee reports, 1820-1822, 1824-1829.
Box 13 Folder 7
General note

Item-level inventory written on folder.

General meeting committee reports, 1830-1839.
Box 13 Folder 8
General meeting committee reports, 1843, 1845, 1847.
Box 13 Folder 9
General meeting committee reports, Undated.
Box 13 Folder 10
Acting committee minute book, 1784-1788.
Volume AmS .04
Acting committee minute book, 1789-1797.
Volume AmS .0412
Acting committee minute book, 1798-1810.
Volume AmS .042
Acting committee minutes, 1791, 1794, 1796-1798, 1810-1811, 1825-1826, 1837, undated.
Box 13 Folder 11
Acting committee minute book, 1810-1822.
Volume AmS .043
Acting committee minute book, 1822-1842.
Volume AmS .044
Committee of guardians minute book, 1790-1796.
Volume AmS .07
Committee of guardians minute book, 1797-1802.
Volume AmS .071
Electing committee minutes, 1788-1796, 1804, 1806-1809, 1812-1814, 1816-1823, 1826, 1829.
Box 13 Folder 12
Electing committee minute book, 1790-1826.
Volume AmS .1
Committee of correspondence minutes, 1789-1791, 1794, 1810, undated.
Box 13 Folder 13
Committee of 24 (or the committee for improving the condition of free blacks) minutes, 1790-1792, 1794, 1797, 1799-1801, undated.
Box 13 Folder 14
Committee for improving the condition of free blacks minute book, 1790-1803.
Volume AmS .121
Committee on education minutes, 1787-1813, 1801, 1803.
Box 13 Folder 15
Committee on education; sub-committees reports, 1787-1813, 1813.
Box 13 Folder 16
Board of education minute book, 1797-1803.
Volume AmS .141
Board of education minute book, 1803-1819.
Volume AmS .142
Board of education minutes, 1813-1815, 1818-1820, 1829, 1831-1832, 1834-1837, 1840, 1847, 1864, undated.
Box 13 Folder 17
Board of education minute book, 1819-1829.
Volume AmS .143
Board of education minute book, 1830-1839.
Volume AmS .144
Board of education minute book, 1840-1865.
Volume AmS .145
Board of education sub-committee reports, 1813-1814.
Box 13 Folder 18
Board of education sub-committee reports, 1815-1816.
Box 13 Folder 19
Board of education sub-committee reports, 1817-1818.
Box 13 Folder 20
Board of education sub-committee reports, 1819-1820.
Box 13 Folder 21
Board of education sub-committee reports, 1830-1834.
Box 13 Folder 22
Board of education sub-committee reports, 1835.
Box 13 Folder 23
Board of education sub-committee reports, 1836-1839.
Box 13 Folder 24
Board of education sub-committee reports, 1840-1841, 1843-1844, 1846-1847.
Box 13 Folder 25
Board of education sub-committee reports, 1861-1864, undated.
Box 13 Folder 26
Board of education sub-committee reports, Undated.
Box 13 Folder 27
Board of education committee on employment minutes, 1864-1865, undated.
Box 13 Folder 28
Committee of the African slave trade minute book, 1805-1807.
Volume AmS .11
Committee on the African slave trade minutes, 1805, 1807-1808, 1822.
Box 13 Folder 29
Committee for the Improvement of Colored People minute book, 1837-1853.
Volume AmS .132
Committee to improve the condition of the african race minutes, 1846-1847, 1849, undated.
Box 13 Folder 30
Committee appointed to consult the counsellors of the society minutes, 1794.
Box 13 Folder 31
Manuscript history of the PAS, W.J. Buck [3 volumes], Undated.
Volume AmS .001
Extracts of the manuscript collection of the PAS, Undated.
Volume AmS .005
The constitution and minutes of the PAS, 1787-1800.
Volume AmS .01

Series description

Series 2, Correspondence, contains letters on a variety of political, social, and personal subjects. Correspondents include most of the anti-slavery organization in the United States as well as a number of anti-slavery advocates including Jacques-Pierre Brissott de Warville, Condorcet, William Wilberforce, Benjamin Lundy, Lucretia Mott, and others. The correspondece dates from 1789 to 1979, with the bulk of it dating from 1789 to the late 1800s.

Correspondence, incoming, 1784-1795.
Box 14 Folder 1-12
Letterbook, 1789-1794.
Volume AmS. 08
Loose correspondence, incoming, 1789, 1868, 1913.
Box 12A Folder 5
Letterbook, 1794-1809.
Volume Ams .081
Correspondence, incoming, 1796-1805.
Box 15 Folder 1-10
A.L.S Thomas Harrison and Robert Patterson (on behalf of the committee appointed to make the black people bound) to George Benson, 1806.
Box 15 Folder 11
Correspondence, incoming, 1806-1819.
Box 15 Folder 12-29
Correspondence, incoming, 1820-1849, 1857, 1859-1863.
Box 16 Folder 1-20
Correspondence, incoming, 1864-1869, 1872, 1875, 1897, 1898, 1910-1914, 1918, 1928-1929, 1931, undated.
Box 17 Folder 1-13
Correspondence, outgoing, 1783, 1786-1795, 1808-1810, 1816, 1819, 1821, 1823, 1826, 1833-1835, 1837, 1858, 1860-1862, 1864-1865, 1913-1914, undated.
Box 18 Folder 1-29
Loose correspondence, outgoing, 1804.
Box 12A Folder 6
Assorted correspondence, issue of negro history bulletin, 1980-1985.
Box 12A Folder 7
Assorted correspondence, 1986-1992.
Box 12A Folder 8-9

Series description

Series 3, Financial records, contains, among other materials, the following: Treasurer's accounts, 1792-1840, 1937-1949; Board of Education (Committee of 24), 1793-1812, Subscription books, 1813-1821, 1813-1825, 1835-1837, Clarkson School tuition accounts, 1819-1822, 1838; miscellaneous bills, receipts, audits, 1795-1972.

General meeting treasurer's accounts, 1792-1800.
Volume AmS .09
General meeting treasurer's accounts, 1792-1812.
Volume AmS .091
General meeting treasurer accounts, audits, letters and reports, 1795, 1803, 1805-1819.
Box 19 Folder 1
General meeting treasurer's accounts, 1812-1840.
Volume AmS .092
General meeting treasurer accounts, audits, letters and reports, 1820-1821, 1823-1839.
Box 19 Folder 2
General meeting treasurer annual financial statement, 1908-1909.
Box 19 Folder 3
General meeting treasurer bills and receipts, 1790, 1795, 1799, 1801, 1803-1805, 1807, 1811, 1814-1816, 1818-1823, 1825-1829.
Box 19 Folder 4
General meeting treasurer's receipt book, 1795-1811.
Volume AmS .095
General meeting treasurer bills and receipts, 1830-1834.
Box 19 Folder 5
General meeting treasurer bills and receipts, 1835-1839.
Box 19 Folder 6
General meeting treasurer tax bills, 1811, 1821-1827.
Box 19 Folder 7
General meeting treasurer bills and receipts, 1840-1841, 1843, 1847, 1859, 1862-1868.
Box 19 Folder 8
General meeting subscription book, 1792-1793.
Volume AmS .096
General meeting subscription book, 1808-1815.
Volume AmS .098
General meeting treasurer subscription and collection lists, list of arrearages, 1784-1787, 1789, 1803-1821, 1837-1838.
Box 19 Folder 9
General meeting treasurer accounts, audits, letters, and reports, Undated.
Box 19 Folder 10
General meeting treasurer accounts, audits, letters and reports, 1856, 1859, 1862-1866, undated.
Box 19 Folder 11
General meeting treasurer miscellaneous material, includes items relating to debts incurred by an money owed to blacks, 1784-1804, 1814, 1864, 1913, 1914, undated.
Box 20 Folder 1
General meeting treasurer accounts, receipts, and statements, 1920-1951, 1958-1959, 1962-1963, 1965, 1970-1971.
Box 20 Folder 2
General meeting treasurer’s accounts; delinquent tax bill, 1918-1937, 1929-1933.
Volume AmS .093
General meeting treasurer's delinquent tax bills [removed from AmS .093], 1929-1933.
Box 20 Folder 3
General meeting treasurer’s accounts; water rent receipts, tax statements, 1937-1949, 1938-1939.
Volume AmS .094
General meeting treasurer's water rent receipt and tax statement [removed from AmS .094], 1938-1939.
Box 20 Folder 4
General meeting treasurer correspondence, incoming, 1926, 1928, 1940-1941, 1955, 1958, 1961-1964, 1971-1972.
Box 20 Folder 5
General meeting treasurer correspondence, outgoing, 1940, 1959-1960, 1962-1964, 1970-1972.
Box 20 Folder 6
Laing School at Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina financial records, 1867, 1882, 1909, 1911-1915, 1917, undated.
Box 20 Folder 7
Laing School at Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina financial records: tax receipts, 1894, 1902-1910.
Box 20 Folder 8
Committee for improving the condition of free blacks [also known as the committee of 24], 1793-1800.
Volume AmS .15
Committee of 24/committee on education treasurer's accounts, 1803-1804.
Box 20 Folder 9
Committee of education, treasurer: accounts, bills, receipts, and reports, 1790-1813, 1796-1806, 1809, 1812.
Box 20 Folder 10
Committee on the African slave trade expense sheets, 1805-1807.
Box 20 Folder 11
Acting committee treasurer: accounts, bills, cancelled checks, and receipts, 1784, 1810-1811, 1816-1817, 1822-1827, 1831, 1835.
Box 20 Folder 12
Board of education treasurer: accounts, bills, and receipts, 1813-1819, 1824, 1826.
Box 20 Folder 13
Board of education treasurer: accounts, bills, and receipts, 1831-1835.
Box 20 Folder 14
Committee of 24 treasurer's accounts, board (committee) of education treasurer's accounts [AmS .151], 1793-1803, 1803-1812.
Box 21 Folder 1
Board of education treasurer's accounts [AmS .152], 1805-1812.
Box 21 Folder 2
Board of education treasurer: accounts, bills, and receipts, 1836-1837.
Box 21 Folder 3
Board of education treasurer: accounts, bills, and receipts, 1838-1839.
Box 21 Folder 4
Board of education treasurer: accounts, bills, and receipts, 1840-1847.
Box 21 Folder 5
Board of education treasurer: accounts, bills, and receipts, 1854, 1857-1867, 1869.
Box 21 Folder 6
Board of education treasurer: accounts, bills, and receipts, undated.
Box 21 Folder 7
Board of education treasurer: cancelled checks, 1821-1827.
Box 21 Folder 8
Board of education treasurer: student tuition accounts, receipts, and notes, 1815, 1832, 1839-1841.
Box 21 Folder 9
Board of education subscription book [AmS .153], 1813-1821.
Box 21 Folder 10
Board of education subscription book [AmS .154], 1813-1825.
Box 21 Folder 11
Board of education treasurer: subscription lists and reports, 1814-1818, 1835.
Box 21 Folder 12
Board of education Clarkson School tuition account book, 1819-1822.
Volume AmS .188
Board of education, treasurer's subscription book of members, Clarkson School, tuition book, 1835-1837.
Volume AmS .156
Assorted financial material, 1990.
Box 22 Folder 1
Assorted financial material, 1991.
Box 22 Folder 2
Assorted financial material, 1992.
Box 22 Folder 3
Assorted financial material, 1993.
Box 22 Folder 4
Treasurer David J. Morrison, correspondence, 1990.
Box 22 Folder 5
Treasurer David J. Morrison, correspondence, 1991.
Box 22 Folder 6
Grants, 1992.
Box 22 Folder 7
Parish fund, 1988-1991.
Box 22 Folder 8

Series description

Series 4, Manumission, indentures, and other legal papers, contains a range of documents dating from 1785 to 1865. The majority of these materials have their origins with two committees of the Society: the Committee of Guardians, 1790-1803, recorded manumissions and indentures as they occurred under the Pennsylvania law for the gradual abolition of slavery (1780); the Committee of Inspection safeguarded the legal rights of Blacks, 1790-1803. After 1803, the Acting Committee assumed both roles. The manumission are contained in eight volumes, 1780-1853. Other records present in this series includes indentures for manumitted slaves, legal papers concerning efforts of the several committees to secure the release of Blacks brought into Pennsylvania, transcriptions of the laws regarding slavery in Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Georgia, 1750s to 1790s.

Manumission document for 28 slaves in Jamaica belonging to David Barclay; in addition, a list of slaves with names and ages, 1795.
Box 2 Folder 1
"Minutes of the proceedings of the committee appointed [...] to take charge of those sent from Jamaica by David Barclay and others", 1795.
Volume 1
Indentures for various slaves manumitted in Jamaica by David Barclay of England, 1795.
Box 2 Folder 2
Miscellaneous manumission documents concerning slaves freed in Barbadoes, Jamaica, and Trinidad, 1781, 1792, 1795, 1801, 1804.
Box 2 Folder 3
Acting committee papers relating to slaves purchased and manumitted by M.C.Cope, Thomas Harrison, and Isaac T. Hopper, 1787, 1805, 1808, 1823-1824, 1830, 1833.
Box 2 Folder 4
Manumission and related materials: both parties to contracts being black [see microfilm guide appendix A, part 1 for item inventory], 1770, 1781-1785, 1788, 1790, 1793.
Box 2 Folder 5
Acting committee papers relating to slaves purchased and manumitted by Thomas Harrison, 1781, 1795, 1788, 1790.
Box 2 Folder 6
Acting committee papers relating to slaves purchased and manumitted by Thomas Harrison, 1791-1792, 1794, 1800-1803.
Box 2 Folder 7
Manumission and related materials: both parties to contracts being black [see microfilm guide appendix A, part 1 for item inventory], 1796-1798, 1801, 1804-1805, 1811, 1816-1817, 1827.
Box 2 Folder 8
Indentures and manumissions of African slaves; place of origin noted, 1784-1823.
Box 2 Folder 9
Indenture papers of Europeans (redemptioners), 1780-1798.
Box 2 Folder 10
Indentures and manumissions of Asiatic persons, 1788-1800.
Box 2 Folder 11
Indentures and manumissions of Asiatic persons, 1801-1811.
Box 2 Folder 12
Petition of James Dunn, an East Indian boy, 1790s.
Box 2 Folder 13
Committee of Guardians indenture papers for Africans taken from the slave schooner Prudent by Capt. Maloney of the Ganges, 1800.
Box 2 Folder 14
Committee of Guardians indenture papers for Africans taken from the slave schooner Phoebe by Capt. Maloney of the Ganges, 1800.
Box 2 Folder 15
Committee of Guardians indenture papers for Africans taken from the slave schooner Phoebe by Capt. Maloney of the Ganges, "C", 1800.
Box 2 Folder 16
Committee of Guardians indenture papers for Africans taken from the slave schooner Phoebe by Capt. Maloney of the Ganges, "E"-"G", 1800.
Box 2 Folder 17
Committee of Guardians indenture papers for Africans taken from the slave schooner Phoebe by Capt. Maloney of the Ganges, "H"-"J", 1800.
Box 2 Folder 18
Committee of Guardians indenture papers for Africans taken from the slave schooner Phoebe by Capt. Maloney of the Ganges, "K"-"L", 1800.
Box 2 Folder 19
Committee of Guardians indenture papers for Africans taken from the slave schooner Phoebe by Capt. Maloney of the Ganges, "M"-"Mercer", 1800.
Box 2 Folder 20
Committee of Guardians indenture papers for Africans taken from the slave schooner Phoebe by Capt. Maloney of the Ganges, "Michener"-"N", 1800.
Box 2 Folder 21
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Committee of Guardians indenture papers for Africans taken from the slave schooner Phoebe by Capt. Maloney of the Ganges, "O"-"R", 1800.
Box 2 Folder 22
Committee of Guardians indenture papers for Africans taken from the slave schooner Phoebe by Capt. Maloney of the Ganges, "S", 1800.
Box 3A Folder 1
Committee of Guardians indenture papers for Africans taken from the slave schooner Phoebe by Capt. Maloney of the Ganges, "T", 1800.
Box 3A Folder 2
Committee of Guardians indenture papers for Africans taken from the slave schooner Phoebe by Capt. Maloney of the Ganges, "V"-"Willcox", 1800.
Box 3A Folder 3
Committee of Guardians indenture papers for Africans taken from the slave schooner Phoebe by Capt. Maloney of the Ganges, "Wilson"-"Z", 1800.
Box 3A Folder 4
Case of the United States vs. the slave schooner Phoebe, U.S. District Court at Philadelphia, 1800.
Box 3A Folder 5
Philadelphia house of employment indenture papers, "A"-"C", 1782-1788.
Box 3A Folder 6
Philadelphia house of employment indenture papers, "D", 1782-1785.
Box 3A Folder 7
Philadelphia house of employment indenture papers, "E"-"G", 1783-1787.
Box 3A Folder 8
Philadelphia house of employment indenture papers, "H" except Harrison, 1783-1784.
Box 3A Folder 9
Philadelphia house of employment indenture papers, "Thomas Harrison", 1788-1810.
Box 3A Folder 10
Philadelphia house of employment indenture papers, "I"-"L", 1784-1786.
Box 3A Folder 11
Philadelphia house of employment indenture papers, "M"-"N", 1783-1788.
Box 3A Folder 12
Philadelphia house of employment indenture papers, "O"-"R", 1784-1785.
Box 3A Folder 13
Philadelphia house of employment indenture papers, "S", 1783-1786.
Box 3A Folder 14
Philadelphia house of employment indenture papers, "T", 1784-1791.
Box 3A Folder 15
Philadelphia house of employment indentures, "W"-"Z", 1784-1787.
Box 3A Folder 16
Overseers of the poor (Philadelphia & N.J.) indentures, 1757-1758, 1781, 1785, 1787, 1820.
Box 3A Folder 17
Indentures and releases: both parties to contracts being black, 1770-1771, 1793, 1796, 1801, 1803, 1807, 1809, 1813, 1817-1818.
Box 3A Folder 18
Miscellaneous indentures, manumissions, and related papers, 1775, 1777, 1780, 1784, 1786, 1788, 1794, 180, 1814, 1817, 1822, undated.
Box 3A Folder 19
Certificates of freedom, "A"-"C", 1786-1823.
Box 3A Folder 20
Certificates of freedom, "D"-"J", 1770-1826.
Box 3A Folder 21
Certificates of freedom, "K"-"P", 1780-1826.
Box 3A Folder 22
Certificates of freedom, "R"-"W", 1789-1824.
Box 3A Folder 23
Certificates of freedom, 1789-1819.
Box 3A Folder 24
Bills of sale for slaves, 1770, 1792, 1794, 1819.
Box 3B Folder 1
Certificates issued to prevent the impressment of blacks, and related materials, 1798, 1801, 1803, 1805, 1817-1818, 1827.
Box 3B Folder 2
Marriage certificates for blacks, 1790, 1794, 1798, 1814.
Box 3B Folder 3
Birth certificates of blacks, 1790-1798, 1804.
Box 3B Folder 4
Certificates affirming the identity of blacks, 1798-1799, 1809, 1815-1816, undated.
Box 3B Folder 5
Character references for blacks, 1787, 1791-1793, 1796, 1812, 1816-1817, 1830, undated.
Box 3B Folder 6
Certificates allowing blacks to seek employment, 1796, 1801, undated.
Box 3B Folder 7
Certificates concerning fugitive slaves and related material, 1785, 1787, 1792, 1803, 1813, 1813, 1817.
Box 3B Folder 8
Passes and passports for free blacks to travel, 1791-1794, 1797-1798, 1800-1801, 1803, 1805, 1807, 1817, 1820, undated.
Box 3B Folder 9
Papers and related documents concerning court action brought by Thomas Harrison and Issac T. Hopper against the slave schooners Eliza and Sally, 1803-1804.
Box 3B Folder 10
Case of Thomas Harrison and Issac T. Hopper (on behalf of the PAS Acting Committee) vs. the Tryphena, 1805.
Box 3B Folder 11
Papers and related documents concerning court cases in which slaves were awarded freedom [see appendix A, part 3 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1773, 1780-1782, 1784-1785.
Box 4A Folder 1
Papers and related documents concerning court cases in which slaves were awarded freedom [see appendix A, part 3 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1791-1794.
Box 4A Folder 2
Papers and related documents concerning court cases in which slaves were awarded freedom [see appendix A, part 3 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1795-1800.
Box 4A Folder 3
Habeas corpus cases [see appendix A, part 7 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1785-1787.
Box 4A Folder 4
Court cases involving the illegal enslavement of freed blacks [see appendix A, part 5 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1787, 1797-1799, 1826, 1830.
Box 4A Folder 5
Court cases involving infringements on, or faulty indenture contracts [see appendix A, part 4 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1784-1791, 1807, 1836.
Box 4A Folder 6
Case of William Coachman vs. G. Hand (kidnapping of coachman by Hand), Cape May Co., New Jersey, 1802-1804.
Box 4A Folder 7
Habeas corpus cases [see appendix A, part 3 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1789, 1790, 1792, 1795, 1801, 1810.
Box 4A Folder 8
Case of Dr. Williams vs. John Harrison (Williams suing on behalf of Thomas Fitzgerald, kidnapped), Edgefield District, South Carolina, 1823.
Box 4A Folder 9
Case of Mary Frances Argine "a native of Port au Prince (a person of color)", 1825.
Box 4A Folder 10
Miscellaneous materials related to real and suspected slave schooners [see appendix A, part 2 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1786-1799.
Box 4A Folder 11
Case of Stephen Hammond vs. David McCan (kidnapping of Hannah & Fanny, slaves of Hammond) Cecil Co., Maryland, 1801.
Box 4A Folder 12
Papers and related documents concerning court cases in which slaves were awarded freedom [see appendix A, part 3 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1801-1805, 1807, 1810, 1813, 1815.
Box 4A Folder 13
Case of Issac Sherman vs. the Arctic, 1806.
Box 4A Folder 14
Case of John Humphrey vs. the brig Express: the testimony of John Hollingsworth, 1799.
Box 4A Folder 15
Case of Issac Sherman vs. Captain Robins (and wife, Sarah) of the Sally alias La Petite Victoire, 1805 March.
Box 4A Folder 16
Case of Issac Sherman vs. the Good Intent, 1805.
Box 4A Folder 17
Case of Issac Sherman vs. the Hannah, 1805.
Box 4A Folder 18
Summaries of actions in the U.S. District Court at Philadelphia, 1800, 1805.
Box 4A Folder 19
Case of William (mulatto) vs. William Nelson, 1789-1790.
Box 4A Folder 20
Case of Aleck and Dick, sons of Sophia Johnson, illegally enslaved, 1860-1861.
Box 4A Folder 21
Papers and related documents concerning court cases in which slaves were awarded freedom [see appendix A, part 3 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1816, 1818-1819, 1821-1822, 1833.
Box 4A Folder 22
Court cases involving fugitive slaves [see appendix A, part 6 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1786, 1797, 1819, 1822, 1834.
Box 4A Folder 23
Papers and related documents concerning court cases in which slaves were awarded freedom [see appendix A, part 3 of microfilm guide for item inventory], undated.
Box 4A Folder 24
Laws of Pennsylvania in regard to slaves, 1700-1793.
Volume AmS .7
Chester County, Pennsylvania: register of slaves [AmS .72], 1780.
Box 4B Folder 1
Materials concerning problems of individual blacks, 1788, 1791-1792, 1795, 1803, 1806, 1814, 1818.
Box 4B Folder 2
Transcripts of laws proposed, passed, or amended regarding blacks in Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1751, 1778, 1780, 1782, 1784.
Box 4B Folder 3
Transcripts of laws proposed, passed, or amended regarding blacks in New Jersey, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York, 1786, 1787, 1788, 1788, 1789, 1790.
Box 4B Folder 4
Materials concerning problems of individual blacks (show no committee action), 1784, 1786, 1788, 1791-1793, 1796, 1803-1804, 1822, 1826.
Box 4B Folder 5
Materials concerning problems of individual blacks, Undated.
Box 4B Folder 6
Transcripts of laws proposed, passed, or amended regarding blacks in New Jersey, Georgia, Maryland and other related items, 1799, 1801, 1818.
Box 4B Folder 7
Papers related to the powers of attorney granted various persons for purpose of apprehending runaway slaves and contracting indentureships, 1793-1794, 1796, 1800-1802, 1814, 1817, 1833.
Box 4B Folder 8
Papers related to the powers of attorney granted to Thomas Harrison, Issac T. Hopper, and Issac Barton for purposes of contracting indentures and manumissions, 1799, 1802-1804, 1806-1807, 1809-1810.
Box 4B Folder 9
Written legal opinions by the Pennsylvania Abolition Society's counselors, 1787, 1789, 1791, 1793, 1805, 1816, undated.
Box 4B Folder 10
Memoranda of laws in relation to slavery, in the United States, Undated.
Box 4B Folder 11
Laws of Maryland in regard to slaves [AmS .65], 1715-1789.
Box 4B Folder 12
Laws of Pennsylvania for the gradual abolition of slavery, 1780.
Box 4B Folder 13
Miscellaneous notes on individual slaves by Thomas Shipley, Undated.
Box 4B Folder 14
Transcripts of laws proposed, passed, or amended regarding blacks in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Virginia, and the U.S. Congress, 1790, 1791, 1792, 1792, 1792, 1788, 1793.
Box 4B Folder 15
Transcripts of laws proposed, passed, or amended regarding blacks in the National Convention of France, British Parliament, U.S. Congress, and New Jersey, 1794, 1794, 1793, 1797, 1793.
Box 4B Folder 16
Miscellaneous items found among the legal papers, 1784, 1787, 1810, 1814, undated.
Box 4B Folder 17
Materials concerning problems of individual blacks, 1822-1823, 1829.
Box 4B Folder 18
Miscellaneous cases considered by the acting committee, 1784-1789, 1791-1792, 1821.
Box 4B Folder 19
Indenture book C, 1758-1795.
Volume AmS .06
Indenture book D, 1795-1835.
Volume AmS .061
Indenture book, 1816-1831.
Volume AmS .065
Indenture book, 1817-1823.
Volume AmS .066
"A" indentures: Addano-Allen.
Box 36 Folder 1
"A" indentures: Allen-Ashmead.
Box 36 Folder 2
"A" indentures: Aston-Avery.
Box 36 Folder 3
"B" indentures: Bache-Baker.
Box 36 Folder 4
"B" indentures: Benbridge-Blenon.
Box 36 Folder 5
"B" indentures: Baldeigue-Bellevue.
Box 36 Folder 6
"B" indentures: Boggs-Britton.
Box 36 Folder 7
"B" indentures: Brown-Brunot.
Box 36 Folder 8
"B" indentures: Brian-Buyyard.
Box 36 Folder 9
"C" indentures: Caldwell-Clarke.
Box 36 Folder 10
"C" indentures: Clarkson-Collins.
Box 36 Folder 11
"C" indentures: Collins-Crowell.
Box 36 Folder 12
"C" indentures: Crowell-Curiven.
Box 36 Folder 13
"D" indentures: Dacasta-Daumas.
Box 36 Folder 14
"D" indentures: Davidson-Denman.
Box 36 Folder 15
"D" indentures: Derkheim-Dilworth.
Box 36 Folder 16
"D" indentures: Dirkheim-Drummond.
Box 36 Folder 17
"D" indentures: Dalburg-Dusenbery.
Box 36 Folder 18
"E" indentures: Ecroyd-Elliot.
Box 36 Folder 19
"E" indentures: Elliott-Eyre.
Box 36 Folder 20
"F" indentures: Farris-Freshuater.
Box 36 Folder 21
"G" indentures: Gardener-Gayyam.
Box 37 Folder 1
General note

Filed under last name of holder.

"G" indentures: Gebler-Gibbon.
Box 37 Folder 2
"G" indentures: Gibson-Graff.
Box 37 Folder 3
"G" indentures: Graff-Gurney.
Box 37 Folder 4
"H" indentures: Hahn-Harland.
Box 37 Folder 5
"H" indentures: Harper-Hay.
Box 37 Folder 6
"H" indentures: Hay-Hiekman.
Box 37 Folder 7
"H" indentures: Hickman-Hopkins.
Box 37 Folder 8
"H" indentures: Hopkins-Hymas.
Box 37 Folder 9
"I" indentures: Immel-Inskeep.
Box 37 Folder 10
"J" indentures: Jefferies-Jones.
Box 37 Folder 11
"J" indentures: Jones-Julian.
Box 37 Folder 12
"K" indentures: Keen-Kymly.
Box 37 Folder 13
"L" indentures: Lacave-Laverce.
Box 37 Folder 14
"L" indentures: Lavergns-Lee.
Box 37 Folder 15
"L" indentures: Legue-Lewis.
Box 37 Folder 16
"L" indentures: Lewis-Lohra.
Box 37 Folder 17
"L" indentures: Longstreet-Lynch.
Box 37 Folder 18
"M" indentures: Mainyard-Martin.
Box 37 Folder 19
"M" indentures: Marsey-Mclaurin.
Box 37 Folder 20
"M" indentures: Mclenchan-Meyers.
Box 37 Folder 21
"M" indentures: Middlehouse-Miller.
Box 37 Folder 22
"M" indentures: Milner-Morris.
Box 37 Folder 23
"M" indentures: Morris-Murray.
Box 37 Folder 24
"N" indentures: Nancre-Novris.
Box 38 Folder 1
"O" indentures: O'Bayon-Osgood.
Box 38 Folder 2
"P" indentures: Pabner-Patton.
Box 38 Folder 3
"P" indentures: Paxson-Penson.
Box 38 Folder 4
"P" indentures: Perrot-Pale.
Box 38 Folder 5
"P" indentures: Porter-Potts.
Box 38 Folder 6
"P" indentures: Poulson-Pryor.
Box 38 Folder 7
"R" indentures: Randolph-Rex.
Box 38 Folder 8
"R" indentures: Rex-Roberts.
Box 38 Folder 9
"R" indentures: Robertson-Roland.
Box 38 Folder 10
"R" indentures: Roney-Rutter.
Box 38 Folder 11
"S" indentures: Sadler-Shaw.
Box 38 Folder 12
"S" indentures: Show-Shouse.
Box 38 Folder 13
"S" indentures: Shull-Skillinger.
Box 38 Folder 14
"S" indentures: Skyren-Snyder.
Box 38 Folder 15
"S" indentures: Soret-Stolhort.
Box 38 Folder 16
"S" indentures: Stout-Stroud.
Box 38 Folder 17
"S" indentures: Stroude-Sybert.
Box 38 Folder 18
"S" indentures: Talbot-Taylor.
Box 38 Folder 19
"T" indentures: Taylor-Thornson.
Box 38 Folder 20
"T" indentures: Thursday-Towers.
Box 38 Folder 21
"T" indentures: Trusty-Tysoa.
Box 38 Folder 22
"U" indentures: Ustick-Unang.
Box 38 Folder 23
"V" indentures: Vanberkel-Voyar.
Box 38 Folder 24
"W" indentures: Walker-Waterman.
Box 38 Folder 25
"W" indentures: Waters-West.
Box 38 Folder 26
"W" indentures: Wester-Wilcox.
Box 38 Folder 27
"W" indentures: Wilkenson-Wilvanson.
Box 38 Folder 28
"W" indentures: Wilson-Wrigley.
Box 38 Folder 29
"Y" indentures: Young-Yrujo.
Box 38 Folder 30
"Z" indentures: Zane-Zantzinger.
Box 38 Folder 31
Manumission book A, 1780-1793.
Volume AmS .05
Manumission book B, 1788-1795.
Volume AmS .051
Manumission book C, 1795.
Volume AmS .052
Index of manumission books A, B, and C.
Volume AmS .053
Manumission book D, part 1, 1795-1801.
Volume AmS .054
Manumission book D, part 2, 1795-1801.
Volume AmS .054
Index of manumission book D, 1795-1801.
Volume AmS .055
Manumission book E/Acting Committee Minutes, 1789-1790, 1792-1806, 1789-1790.
Volume AmS .056
Manumission book F, 1790-1819.
Volume AmS .057
Manumission book G, 1819-1853.
Volume AmS .058
"A" manumissions: Abercrombie-Alexander.
Box 39 Folder 1
"A" manumissions: Allain-Andre.
Box 39 Folder 2
"A" manumissions: Andrews-Armande.
Box 39 Folder 3
"A" manumissions: Armroyd-Austin.
Box 39 Folder 4
"A" manumissions: Autrusseau-Ayres.
Box 39 Folder 5
"B" manumissions: Bacgue-Banning.
Box 39 Folder 6
"B" manumissions: slaves freed by J.B.R Barbarin, 1795.
Box 39 Folder 7
"B" manumissions: slaves freed by J.B.R Barbarin, 1794-1795.
Box 39 Folder 8
"B" manumissions: Barclay-Baritaux.
Box 39 Folder 9
"B" manumissions: Banker-Barnes.
Box 39 Folder 10
"B" manumissions: Barnhill-Bartram.
Box 39 Folder 11
"B" manumissions: Bassett-Bazell.
Box 39 Folder 12
"B" manumissions: Beach-Bedford.
Box 39 Folder 13
"B" manumissions: Bebe-Belk.
Box 39 Folder 14
"B" manumissions: Bell-Bellocle.
Box 39 Folder 15
"B" manumissions: Belzons-Benson.
Box 39 Folder 16
"B" manumissions: Beon-Berton.
Box 39 Folder 17
"B" manumissions: Bertrand-Bevan.
Box 39 Folder 18
"B" manumissions: Bickley-Blackwell.
Box 40 Folder 1
"B" manumissions: Blakeston-Block.
Box 40 Folder 2
"B" manumissions: Bocage-Boles.
Box 40 Folder 3
"B" manumissions: Bolland-Booth.
Box 40 Folder 4
"B" manumissions: Bordaux-Boulineau.
Box 40 Folder 5
"B" manumissions: Boullay.
Box 40 Folder 6
"B" manumissions: Boureaux-Bowie.
Box 40 Folder 7
"B" manumissions: Bowman-Boyer.
Box 40 Folder 8
"B" manumissions: Brumeau-Brunet.
Box 40 Folder 9
"B" manumissions: Bryan.
Box 40 Folder 10
"B" manumissions: Bradford-Brady.
Box 40 Folder 11
"B" manumissions: Brandon-Breard.
Box 40 Folder 12
"B" manumissions: Brickley.
Box 40 Folder 13
"B" manumissions: Brinckle-Bringhurst.
Box 40 Folder 14
"B" manumissions: Brinkley-Broughton.
Box 41 Folder 15
"B" manumissions: Brown.
Box 40 Folder 16
"B" manumissions: Browne-Browning.
Box 40 Folder 17
"B" manumissions: Buck.
Box 40 Folder 18
"B" manumissions: Bucklaw-Burk.
Box 40 Folder 19
"B" manumissions: Burland-Burrows.
Box 40 Folder 20
"B" manumissions: Burton-Butler.
Box 40 Folder 21
"C" manumissions: Cadie-Caldwell.
Box 41 Folder 1
"C" manumissions: Canivet-Cappe.
Box 41 Folder 2
"C" manumissions: Car-Carey.
Box 41 Folder 3
"C" manumissions: Carey.
Box 41 Folder 4
"C" manumissions: Cariau-Carlisle.
Box 41 Folder 5
"C" manumissions: Carnan-Carre.
Box 41 Folder 6
"C" manumissions: Carroll-Castro.
Box 41 Folder 7
"C" manumissions: Catineau.
Box 41 Folder 8
"C" manumissions: Caverly-Ceronio.
Box 41 Folder 9
"C" manumissions: Chadwick-Chamayou.
Box 41 Folder 10
"C" manumissions: Chambeslain.
Box 41 Folder 11
"C" manumissions: Chanceaulme-Chassagne.
Box 41 Folder 12
"C" manumissions: Chasten-Chauveau.
Box 41 Folder 13
"C" manumissions: Chauvet-Chavan.
Box 41 Folder 14
"C" manumissions: Cheeseman-Church.
Box 41 Folder 15
"C" manumissions: Cireithon-Clarens.
Box 41 Folder 16
"C" manumissions: Clark.
Box 41 Folder 17
"C" manumissions: Clarke.
Box 41 Folder 18
"C" manumissions: Clarkson.
Box 41 Folder 19
"C" manumissions: Clay-Clymin.
Box 41 Folder 20
"C" manumissions: Coale-Collins.
Box 42 Folder 1
"C" manumissions: Collins.
Box 42 Folder 2
"C" manumissions: Comegys-Conyingham.
Box 42 Folder 3
"C" manumissions: Cook-Coombe.
Box 42 Folder 4
"C" manumissions: Cooper-Corysiguy.
Box 42 Folder 4
"C" manumissions: Collineau.
Box 42 Folder 5
"C" manumissions: Cottingham-Coupigny.
Box 42 Folder 6
"C" manumissions: Couret-Courtade.
Box 42 Folder 7
"C" manumissions: Courtois-Coxe.
Box 42 Folder 8
"C" manumissions: Cozens-Crockett.
Box 42 Folder 9
"C" manumissions: Crosby-Cummings.
Box 42 Folder 10
"C" manumissions: Cummings-Custis.
Box 42 Folder 11
"C" manumissions: Dabaddie-Danicourt.
Box 42 Folder 12
"D" manumissions: Daniel.
Box 42 Folder 13
"D" manumissions: D'arce-D'artis.
Box 42 Folder 14
"D" manumissions: Dauffriedy-Davis.
Box 42 Folder 15
"D" manumissions: Davis-Dawson.
Box 42 Folder 16
"D" manumissions: Day-Dazey.
Box 42 Folder 17
"D" manumissions: Deall-Defrenay.
Box 42 Folder 18
"D" manumissions: Degalaup-Dekercado.
Box 43 Folder 1
"D" manumissions: Delahay-De Maris.
Box 43 Folder 2
"D" manumissions: De Montulles-Dent.
Box 43 Folder 3
"D" manumissions: De Petray-De Pont.
Box 43 Folder 4
"D" manumissions: Derickson-De Saxy.
Box 43 Folder 5
"D" manumissions: Des Bordes-De Sermaize.
Box 43 Folder 6
"D" manumissions: De Sessard-Deshais.
Box 43 Folder 7
"D" manumissions: De Sibert-Dexter.
Box 43 Folder 8
"D" manumissions: D'hanache-Dick.
Box 43 Folder 9
"D" manumissions: Dickinson.
Box 43 Folder 10
"D" manumissions: Dieterick-Dill.
Box 43 Folder 11
"D" manumissions: Dirickson.
Box 43 Folder 12
"D" manumissions: Disharoon-Dorfeuille.
Box 43 Folder 13
"D" manumissions: Dorman.
Box 43 Folder 14
"D" manumissions: Dorsey-DoTine.
Box 43 Folder 15
"D" manumissions: Douglass-Doz.
Box 43 Folder 16
"D" manumissions: Draper.
Box 43 Folder 17
"D" manumissions: Draper-Drymock.
Box 43 Folder 18
"D" manumissions: Dubourg-Ducolombier.
Box 43 Folder 19
"D" manumissions: Ducoudrai-Dufourg.
Box 43 Folder 20
"D" manumissions: Dugay-Duhamel.
Box 43 Folder 21
"D" manumissions: Dulongvas.
Box 43 Folder 22
"D" manumissions: Dumon-Dunwoody.
Box 43 Folder 23
"D" manumissions: Dupre-Duplessis.
Box 43 Folder 24
"D" manumissions: Dupon-Dupuy.
Box 43 Folder 25
"D" manumissions: Duranton-Dutilk.
Box 43 Folder 26
"D" manumissions: Dutour-Duval.
Box 43 Folder 27
"D" manumissions: Duvivier-Dye.
Box 43 Folder 28
"E" manumissions: Eakin-Egron.
Box 44 Folder 1
"E" manumissions: Ellington-Elliot.
Box 44 Folder 2
"E" manumissions: Emmerson-Etting.
Box 44 Folder 3
"E" manumissions: Evans-Ewell.
Box 44 Folder 4
"F" manumissions: Farress-Fedderman.
Box 44 Folder 5
"F" manumissions: Ferras-Few.
Box 44 Folder 6
"F" manumissions: Felton-Ferrall.
Box 44 Folder 7
"F" manumissions: Field-Fissour.
Box 44 Folder 8
"F" manumissions: Fitzsimmons-Floyd.
Box 44 Folder 9
"F" manumissions: Foure-Franklin.
Box 44 Folder 10
"F" manumissions: Foard-Forde.
Box 44 Folder 11
"F" manumissions: Forman-Fourcroy.
Box 44 Folder 12
"F" manumissions: Fraser-Frazier.
Box 44 Folder 13
"F" manumissions: Freeman-Froner.
Box 44 Folder 14
"F" manumissions: Frontis-Furches.
Box 44 Folder 15
"F" manumissions: Furman-Futcher.
Box 44 Folder 16
"G" manumissions:Gale-Gallion.
Box 44 Folder 17
"G" manumissions: Gamble-Garretson.
Box 44 Folder 18
"G" manumissions: Gaurd-Geddes.
Box 44 Folder 19
"G" manumissions: Gather-Gatliff.
Box 44 Folder 20
"G" manumissions: Genti-Getin.
Box 44 Folder 21
"G" manumissions: Gibbs.
Box 45 Folder 1
"G" manumissions: Gibson.
Box 45 Folder 2
"G" manumissions: Gibson-Giese.
Box 45 Folder 3
"G" manumissions: Gilder-Gillan.
Box 45 Folder 4
"G" manumissions: Gillappy-Girard.
Box 45 Folder 5
"G" manumissions: Girard.
Box 45 Folder 6
"G" manumissions: Goble-Goldsborrow.
Box 45 Folder 7
"G" manumissions: Gooding-Gover.
Box 45 Folder 8
"G" manumissions: Graff-Grandpre.
Box 45 Folder 9
"G" manumissions: Granier-Gray.
Box 45 Folder 10
"G" manumissions: Green-Greffin.
Box 45 Folder 11
"G" manumissions: Greland-Groff.
Box 45 Folder 12
"G" manumissions: Guerin-Gurrun.
Box 45 Folder 13
"H" manumissions: Habacker-Haley.
Box 45 Folder 14
"H" manumissions: Hall.
Box 45 Folder 15
"H" manumissions: Ham-Hardnett.
Box 45 Folder 16
"H" manumissions: Harris-Harrison.
Box 45 Folder 17
"H" manumissions: Harvey-Hays.
Box 45 Folder 18
"H" manumissions: Hayward-Hazzard.
Box 45 Folder 19
"H" manumissions: Hazzard.
Box 45 Folder 20
"H" manumissions: Heath-Hendricks.
Box 46 Folder 1
"H" manumissions: Henderickson-Hesselius.
Box 46 Folder 2
"H" manumissions: Heynes-Higgins.
Box 45 Folder 3
"H" manumissions: Hill-Hivee.
Box 45 Folder 4
"H" manumissions: Hobart-Hodson.
Box 46 Folder 5
"H" manumissions: Hoff-Holmes.
Box 46 Folder 6
"H" manumissions: Homasset-Hourquebie.
Box 46 Folder 7
"H" manumissions: Houston-Howard.
Box 46 Folder 8
"H" manumissions: Howell-Huger.
Box 46 Folder 9
"H" manumissions: Hughes-Humphreys.
Box 46 Folder 10
"H" manumissions: Hunn-Hynson.
Box 46 Folder 11
"I" manumissions: Imbertt-Iredell.
Box 46 Folder 12
"I" manumissions: Ireland.
Box 46 Folder 13
"I" manumissions: Irons-Izard.
Box 46 Folder 14
"J" manumissions: Jacks-Jacobs.
Box 46 Folder 15
"J" manumissions: James-Jaymond.
Box 46 Folder 16
"J" manumissions: Jeanton-Johnson.
Box 46 Folder 17
"J" manumissions: Johnson.
Box 46 Folder 18
"J" manumissions: Johnston-Jones.
Box 46 Folder 19
"J" manumissions: Joseph-Joyeuse.
Box 46 Folder 20
"K" manumissions: Kauffman-Kelly.
Box 47 Folder 1
"K" manumissions: Kelsal-Kerlin.
Box 47 Folder 2
"K" manumissions: Kern-Killen.
Box 47 Folder 3
"K" manumissions: King.
Box 47 Folder 4
"K" manumissions: King-Kingsmore.
Box 47 Folder 5
"K" manumissions: Kirk-Knight.
Box 47 Folder 6
"K" manumissions: Knowles-Kuntz.
Box 47 Folder 7
"L" manumissions: La Bartha-La Chaise.
Box 47 Folder 8
"L" manumissions: Lachicotte.
Box 47 Folder 9
"L" manumissions: Lachicotte.
Box 47 Folder 10
"L" manumissions: La Coudre.
Box 47 Folder 11
"L" manumissions: Ladd-La Forrest.
Box 47 Folder 12
"L" manumissions: La Garde-Lagnel.
Box 47 Folder 13
"L" manumissions: Lamarque-Lambert.
Box 47 Folder 14
"L" manumissions: Lameau-Lank.
Box 47 Folder 15
"L" manumissions: La Peyre-La Porte.
Box 47 Folder 16
"L" manumissions: Larne-LaSalle.
Box 47 Folder 17
"L" manumissions: Lasneau-Laurent.
Box 47 Folder 18
"L" manumissions:Lavaud.
Box 47 Folder 19
"L" manumissions: Lavergne-Lay.
Box 47 Folder 20
"L" manumissions: Leamey-Le Cesme.
Box 48 Folder 1
"L" manumissions: Le Compte-Lee.
Box 48 Folder 2
"L" manumissions: Le Faivre-Leonard.
Box 48 Folder 3
"L" manumissions: Le Roy.
Box 48 Folder 4
"L" manumissions: Les Bazeilles-Le Tailleur.
Box 48 Folder 5
"L" manumissions: Lettellier-Lewis.
Box 48 Folder 6
"L" manumissions: L'Homme-Lisle.
Box 48 Folder 7
"L" manumissions: Little.
Box 48 Folder 8
"L" manumissions: Littler-Lloyd.
Box 48 Folder 9
"L" manumissions: Lock-Logan.
Box 48 Folder 10
"L" manumissions: Loiselle-Lorain.
Box 48 Folder 11
"L" manumissions: Louis-Lowbee.
Box 48 Folder 12
"L" manumissions: Lowry-Ludwick.
Box 48 Folder 13
"L" manumissions: Luff-Lynch.
Box 48 Folder 14
"M" manumissions: McCall.
Box 48 Folder 15
"M" manumissions: McCall.
Box 48 Folder 16
"M" manumissions: McCallmont-McComb.
Box 48 Folder 17
"M" manumissions: McCormick-McHenry.
Box 48 Folder 18
"M" manumissions: McIllhenny-McWilliam.
Box 48 Folder 19
"M" manumissions: Mahe-Malerive.
Box 48 Folder 20
"M" manumissions: Mack-Mahau.
Box 48 Folder 21
"M" manumissions: Maisoneuve-Maneq.
Box 48 Folder 22
"M" manumissions: Manguin-Mansaige.
Box 48 Folder 23
"M" manumissions: Marcadier-Mark.
Box 49 Folder 1
"M" manumissions: Markoe-Marsh.
Box 49 Folder 2
"M" manumissions: Marshall-Marye.
Box 49 Folder 3
"M" manumissions: Maskell-Massey.
Box 49 Folder 4
"M" manumissions: Massey-Mathieu.
Box 49 Folder 5
"M" manumissions: Matsinger-Mayer.
Box 49 Folder 6
"M" manumissions: Meade-Meeks.
Box 49 Folder 7
"M" manumissions: Mehin-Merine.
Box 49 Folder 8
"M" manumissions: Messer-Meya.
Box 49 Folder 9
"M" manumissions: Michael-Micolin.
Box 49 Folder 10
"M" manumissions: Mifflin-Milburn.
Box 49 Folder 11
"M" manumissions: Milby.
Box 49 Folder 12
"M" manumissions: Milby.
Box 49 Folder 13
"M" manumissions: Milby.
Box 49 Folder 14
"M" manumissions: Milhau-Milles.
Box 49 Folder 15
"M" manumissions: Milligan.
Box 49 Folder 16
"M" manumissions: Mills-Milne.
Box 49 Folder 17
"M" manumissions: Miners'-Mitchell.
Box 49 Folder 18
"M" manumissions: Molart-Mondion.
Box 49 Folder 19
"M" manumissions: Monges-Montulle.
Box 49 Folder 20
"M" manumissions: Moor-Moore.
Box 50 Folder 1
"M" manumissions: Moore-Morel.
Box 50 Folder 2
"M" manumissions: Moret-Morgan.
Box 50 Folder 3
"M" manumissions: Morison-Morphy.
Box 50 Folder 4
"M" manumissions: Morris.
Box 50 Folder 5
"M" manumissions: Morris.
Box 50 Folder 6
"M" manumissions: Morris-Mory.
Box 40 Folder 7
"M" manumissions: Mott-Moulia.
Box 50 Folder 8
"M" manumissions: Mourier-Munro.
Box 50 Folder 9
"M" manumissions: Murray-Myers.
Box 50 Folder 10
"N" manumissions: Nameir-Nassy.
Box 50 Folder 11
"N" manumissions: Naudain-Neaudet.
Box 50 Folder 12
"N" manumissions: Needles-Neufchatel.
Box 50 Folder 13
"N" manumissions: Neville-Nichols.
Box 50 Folder 14
"N" manumissions: Nicholson-Nixon.
Box 50 Folder 15
"N" manumissions: Noailles.
Box 50 Folder 16
Manumission intention by Trustees of North (Arolins Yearly Meeting of Friends), 1812.
Box 50 Folder 17
"N" manumissions: Noel-Nourse.
Box 50 Folder 18
"O" manumissions: O'Bryan.
Box 50 Folder 19
"O" manumissions: Osborn-Osman.
Box 50 Folder 20
"O" manumissions: O'Connor-Orr.
Box 50 Folder 21
"O" manumissions: Otto-Owings.
Box 50 Folder 22
"P" manumissions: Page-Paradee.
Box 51 Folder 1
"P" manumissions: Parr-Patton.
Box 51 Folder 2
"P" manumissions: Payan.
Box 51 Folder 3
"P" manumissions: Paynter.
Box 51 Folder 4
"P" manumissions: Paynter.
Box 51 Folder 5
"P" manumissions: Peake-Peirce.
Box 51 Folder 6
"P" manumissions: Pemberton-Pennington.
Box 51 Folder 7
"P" manumissions: Pereyre-Pescay.
Box 51 Folder 8
"P" manumissions: Peterson-Petite.
Box 51 Folder 9
"P" manumissions: Pettit-Picot.
Box 51 Folder 10
"P" manumissions: Piercy-Pitray.
Box 51 Folder 11
"P" manumissions: Plantrion-Pleasanton.
Box 51 Folder 12
"P" manumissions: Polk-Pope.
Box 51 Folder 13
"P" manumissions: Porier-Poulson.
Box 51 Folder 14
"P" manumissions: Pork-Porkinson.
Box 51 Folder 15
"P" manumissions: Pourcent.
Box 51 Folder 16
"P" manumissions: Pourcent.
Box 51 Folder 17
"P" manumissions: Powell-Premord.
Box 51 Folder 18
"P" manumissions: Prentiss-Prescal.
Box 51 Folder 19
"P" manumissions: Primrose-Prudhomme.
Box 51 Folder 20
"P" manumissions: Pryor-Purdon.
Box 51 Folder 21
"P" manumissions: Purdue-Purnell.
Box 51 Folder 22
"Q" manumissions: last names beginning with "Q".
Box 52 Folder 1
"R" manumissions: Rabateau-Raffit.
Box 52 Folder 2
"R" manumissions: Raguett-Rape.
Box 52 Folder 3
"R" manumissions: Ratiliff-Reading.
Box 52 Folder 4
"R" manumissions: Redman-Reed.
Box 52 Folder 5
"R" manumissions: Rees-Remonstin.
Box 52 Folder 6
"R" manumissions: Remsen-Renault.
Box 52 Folder 7
"R" manumissions: Renette-Reynolds.
Box 52 Folder 8
"R" manumissions: Rex-Richards.
Box 52 Folder 9
"R" manumissions: Richardson-Rickards.
Box 52 Folder 10
"R" manumissions: Ricketts-Ridgely.
Box 52 Folder 11
"R" manumissions: Rigail-Ripert.
Box 52 Folder 12
"R" manumissions: Robbins-Robertson.
Box 52 Folder 13
"R" manumissions: Robinson.
Box 52 Folder 14
"R" manumissions: Rodney.
Box 52 Folder 15
"R" manumissions: Rodney.
Box 52 Folder 16
"R" manumissions: Rodney-Rogers.
Box 52 Folder 17
"R" manumissions: Rolph-Ross.
Box 52 Folder 18
"R" manumissions: Rostain-Rouge.
Box 52 Folder 19
"R" manumissions: Rousseau-Royster.
Box 52 Folder 20
"R" manumissions: Ruff-Rumsy.
Box 52 Folder 21
"R" manumissions: Ruotte-Russel.
Box 52 Folder 22
"R" manumissions: Russum-Ryerson.
Box 52 Folder 23
"S" manumissions: Sacqui-Saint Leon.
Box 53 Folder 1
"S" manumissions: Saint Martin-Saint Philippe.
Box 53 Folder 2
"S" manumissions: Sainton-Salinberri.
Box 53 Folder 3
"S" manumissions: Sallenave-Salles.
Box 53 Folder 4
"S" manumissions: Sandham-Savoy.
Box 53 Folder 5
"S" manumissions: Sayre-Scuddee.
Box 53 Folder 6
"S" manumissions: Sears-Sebring.
Box 53 Folder 7
"S" manumissions: Seeley-Selby.
Box 53 Folder 8
"S" manumissions: Senechal-Seth.
Box 53 Folder 9
"S" manumissions: Sewell-Shannon.
Box 53 Folder 10
"S" manumissions: Sharpless-Shields.
Box 53 Folder 11
"S" manumissions: Shorkley-Shute.
Box 53 Folder 12
"S" manumissions: Sibbald-Silvain.
Box 53 Folder 13
"S" manumissions: Similier-Simons.
Box 53 Folder 14
"S" manumissions: Simpler-Singleton.
Box 53 Folder 15
"S" manumissions: Sipple-Slubey.
Box 53 Folder 16
"S" manumissions: Slyear-Smith.
Box 53 Folder 17
"S" manumissions: Smith.
Box 53 Folder 18
"S" manumissions: Smith.
Box 53 Folder 19
"S" manumissions: Smith.
Box 53 Folder 20
"S" manumissions: Smyth-Snowden.
Box 54 Folder 1
"S" manumissions: Somerville-Sourzan.
Box 54 Folder 2
"S" manumissions: Sparks-Spencer.
Box 54 Folder 3
"S" manumissions: Sprigg-Steele.
Box 54 Folder 4
"S" manumissions: Steele.
Box 54 Folder 5
"S" manumissions: Staughton-Stevens.
Box 54 Folder 6
"S" manumissions: Stevenson-Stewart.
Box 54 Folder 7
"S" manumissions: Stewart.
Box 54 Folder 8
"S" manumissions: Stil-Stodert.
Box 54 Folder 9
"S" manumissions: Stokes-Stott.
Box 54 Folder 10
"S" manumissions: Stollenwerck-Stuart.
Box 54 Folder 11
"S" manumissions: Stuart-Stutson.
Box 54 Folder 12
"S" manumissions: Styer-Sutton.
Box 54 Folder 13
"S" manumissions: Swallow-Symons.
Box 54 Folder 14
"T" manumissions: Tagart-Taylor.
Box 54 Folder 15
"T" manumissions: Teakle-Teale.
Box 54 Folder 16
"T" manumissions: Temlin-Tete.
Box 54 Folder 17
"T" manumissions: Tharp-Thiot.
Box 54 Folder 18
"T" manumissions: Thomas.
Box 54 Folder 19
"T" manumissions: Thompson.
Box 54 Folder 20
"T" manumissions: Thompson-Thunis.
Box 54 Folder 21
"T" manumissions: Tilghman-Tingley.
Box 54 Folder 22
"T" manumissions: Tod-Touchmoulin.
Box 54 Folder 23
"T" manumissions: Tousard-Tracey.
Box 54 Folder 24
"T" manumissions: Tracy-Travis.
Box 55 Folder 1
"T" manumissions: Treuil-Trigaud.
Box 55 Folder 2
"T" manumissions: Tripp-Trueblood.
Box 55 Folder 3
"T" manumissions: Truitt-Turman.
Box 55 Folder 4
"T" manumissions: Turner-Tyler.
Box 55 Folder 5
"U" manumissions: owners' names beginning with "U".
Box 55 Folder 6
"V" manumissions: Vaisse-Vallentine.
Box 55 Folder 7
"V" manumissions: Vallette-Vanderslice.
Box 55 Folder 8
"V" manumissions: Vanderveeke-Vanderveer.
Box 55 Folder 9
"V" manumissions: Vandike-Van Horn.
Box 55 Folder 10
"V" manumissions: Van Marten-Vardon.
Box 55 Folder 11
"V" manumissions: Vence-Veyrier.
Box 55 Folder 12
"V" manumissions: Vicay-Vigne.
Box 55 Folder 13
"V" manumissions: Vignier-Virdon.
Box 55 Folder 14
"V" manumissions: Vivien-Volant.
Box 55 Folder 15
"W" manumissions: Wade-Wall.
Box 55 Folder 16
"W" manumissions: Wallace-Waples.
Box 55 Folder 17
"W" manumissions: Ward-Warner.
Box 55 Folder 18
"W" manumissions: Warrington-Watts.
Box 55 Folder 19
"W" manumissions: Weaver-Welsh.
Box 55 Folder 20
"W" manumissions: West.
Box 55 Folder 21
"W" manumissions: West.
Box 55 Folder 22
"W" manumissions: West.
Box 56 Folder 1
"W" manumissions: West.
Box 56 Folder 2
"W" manumissions: West.
Box 56 Folder 3
"W" manumissions: West.
Box 56 Folder 4
"W" manumissions: West.
Box 56 Folder 5
"W" manumissions: Westerly-Wharton.
Box 56 Folder 6
"W" manumissions: Wheelan-White.
Box 56 Folder 7
"W" manumissions: White.
Box 56 Folder 8
"W" manumissions: White.
Box 56 Folder 9
"W" manumissions: Whiteside-Whittington.
Box 56 Folder 10
"W" manumissions: Wickoff-Wilcocks.
Box 56 Folder 11
"W" manumissions: Williams-Williamson.
Box 56 Folder 12
"W" manumissions: Wilson-Whitberger.
Box 56 Folder 13
"W" manumissions: Wilkinson-Williams.
Box 56 Folder 14
"W" manumissions: Williamson-Wilmer.
Box 56 Folder 15
"W" manumissions: Wilmore-Wilson.
Box 56 Folder 16
"W" manumissions: Winslow-Wistar.
Box 56 Folder 17
"W" manumissions: Wood-Woodman.
Box 56 Folder 18
"W" manumissions: Wolf-Wood.
Box 56 Folder 19
"W" manumissions: Workman-Wright.
Box 56 Folder 20
"Y" manumissions: Y.
Box 56 Folder 21
"Z" manumissions: Z.
Box 56 Folder 22

Series description

Series 5, Miscellaneous papers, contains the following: lists of officers and members, 1784-1819; memorials to both houses of Congress and several state legislatures regarding slavery, 1788-1860; records of related institutions, including: Lombard Street Infant School, roll book, 1849-1850; Clarkson Institute, Constitution, 1832, minutes, accounts, and reports, 1829-1837; Committee to Visit Colored People, Census Facts collected by Benjamin Bacon and Charles Gardner, 1838; Facts on Beneficial Societies, 1823-1838. Present, too, are extensive materials on the American Convention, which met irregularly in Philadelphia, 1794-1836, arranged by year: minutes, credentials, lists of members, committee reports, treasurer's accounts.

Also present in this series are the papers of organizations to which Abolition Society members belonged: Philadelphia Anti-Slavery Society, minutes, 1833-1870, incoming correspondence 1834-1853; Young Men's Anti-Slavery Society, committee reports, 1836-1837, incoming correspondence, 1834-1837, treasurer's accounts, 1835-1838; South Mulberry Ward (Philadelphia) Anti-Slavery Society, minutes, 1837; Junior Anti-Slavery Society of Philadelphia, constitution and minutes, 1836-1846; Bache Institute, accounts, 1851-1852; Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, Committee on Requited Labor, minutes and correspondence, 1837-1839; American Free Produce Association, correspondence and circulars, 1838-1840; Philadelphia Anti-Slavery Society, constitution, 1839; Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society, minutes, 1838-1846, executive committee minutes, 1846-1870, accounts, 1847-1849, Vigilance Committee of Philadelphia, accounts, 1854-1857, "Journal C of Station No. 2 of the Underground Railroad," William Still, agent, 1852-1857; 13th Ward Republican Club of Philadelphia, constitution and minutes, 1856-1859.

Various lists of officers and committeemen of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, 1802, 1807, 1814-1815, 1818.
Box 5A Folder 1
List of members, 1784-1819.
Volume AmS .03
Lists of persons proposed for PAS membership, 1788, 1826, undated .
Box 5A Folder 2
"Officers etc. 1775-1860 of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery [...]", circa 1860.
Oversize Flat file 4
"Various committees of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery from 1784-1860", circa 1860.
Oversize Flat file 5
Miscellaneous listings of members, undated.
Box 5A Folder 3
Report of the election of PAS delegates to the American Convention of 1794, and undated ballots, 1794, undated.
Box 5A Folder 4
PAS membership certificates, 1817-1843.
Box 5A Folder 5
PAS membership certificates, 1803-1843.
Box 5A Folder 6
PAS membership certificates, 1801-1833.
Box 5A Folder 7
Blank membership certificates, undated.
Box 5A Folder 8
Memorial of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery to the Senate and Representatives of the United States, 1790 December 12.
Box 5B Folder 1
Address of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society in behalf of the colored people, 1821.
Box 5B Folder 2
"List of 316 French Slaves ransomed at Algiers in 1785 [...]" broadside, circa 1785.
Oversize Flat file 1
Broadsides and other printed material (1 of 4) [see appendix B, part 1 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1788-1790.
Box 5B Folder 3
"Remarks on the Slave Trade" with a "Plan of an African ship's lower deck with Negroes [...]", 1789 May 29.
Oversize Flat file 2
Edwin Atlee address to the citizens of Philadelphia, 1834.
Box 5B Folder 4
Broadsides and other printed material (2 of 4) [see appendix B, part 1 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1791-1798.
Box 5B Folder 5
Broadsides and other printed material (3 of 4) [see appendix B, part 1 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1812, 1816, 1818, 1831, 1856, 1863, 1866.
Box 5B Folder 6
"Address of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and other benefits of the African race, to the free people of colour", 1820.
Box 5B Folder 7
"To the honorable the House of Representatives of the United States, the grand inquest of the nation" petition for the impeachment of Andrew Johnson, 1866.
Box 5B Folder 8
"Address from a committee appointed to solicit annual subscriptions and donations, in aid of the school fund of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society", 1821.
Box 5B Folder 9
"Thoughts on best plan for anti-slavery men to pursue" address by unknown author, undated.
Box 5B Folder 10
Draft of an address to the various abolition societies from the American Convention, 1794.
Box 5B Folder 11
Address of the American Convention to the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, 1812.
Box 5B Folder 12
"To the friends of religion and the lovers of liberty and mankind" from the PAS, 1787.
Box 5B Folder 13
"In commemoration of the freedom of slaves in the British colonies" address by Adwin Atlee, undated.
Box 5B Folder 14
"Thoughts on slavery and the domestic slave trade" address by Edwin Atlee, circa 1821.
Box 5B Folder 15
"To the honourable the Convention of the United States now assembled in the city of Philadelphia, the memorial of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the [...]", 1787 June 2.
Box 5B Folder 16
"To the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly met: the memorial of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the[...]", 1788.
Box 5B Folder 17
"To the representatives of the freemen of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in general assembly met, the representation and petition of the subscribers citizens of Pennsylvania", 1788.
Box 5B Folder 18
"To the general assembly of New Jersey, the address, memorial, and petition of the religious society called Quakers", 1788.
Box 5B Folder 19
"Extract from the minutes of the House of Representatives on the memorials relating to the African slave trade", 1790.
Box 5B Folder 20
"To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States in congress assembled, memorial and petition of the delegates from the several societies formed in different parts of the U.S for promoting the abolition of slavery", 1791.
Box 5B Folder 21
"The memorial of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of slavery and for [...], to Congress", circa 1858.
Box 5B Folder 22
"To the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the remonstrance of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting [...]", 1825.
Box 5B Folder 23
Broadsides and other printed material (4 of 4) [see appendix B, part 1 of microfilm guide for item inventory], undated.
Box 5B Folder 24
"To the honourable the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the memorial of the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the abolition of slavery[...]", undated.
Box 5B Folder 25
"Such introductory remarks as the circumstances of the time seem to render proper" address by unknown author, undated.
Box 5B Folder 26
"To the Senate and the House of Representatives for the United States of America, the Address of the Representatives of the religious society called Quakers in the state of New York, and western parts of New England", 1790 February 10.
Box 5B Folder 27
"To the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the memorial of the acting and corresponding committees of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society", 1790.
Box 5B Folder 28
"The Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, the memorial and remonstrance of the subscribers, citizens of the United States, residing in Boston, Massachusetts", circa 1810s.
Box 5B Folder 29
"To the American Convention for promoting the abolition of slavery, to be assembled in Philadelphia on the 10th of December 1818", 1818 December 10.
Box 5B Folder 30
"Memorial to the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, from the PAS", circa 1820s.
Box 5B Folder 31
"Memorial to his excellency Joseph Hiester, Governor of the state of Pennsylvania" from the PAS, circa 1820-1823.
Box 5B Folder 32
"To the Senate and House of Representatives of the state of Pennsylvania" from the PAS, circa 1850s.
Box 5B Folder 33
"What are the respective merits of the anti-slavery and colonization societies" address by Edwin Atlee, 1832.
Box 5B Folder 34
"Memorial to the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America" from the PAS, 1860 May 28.
Box 5B Folder 35
Lists of boys in the black school under the care of the committee of education of the Abolition Society, 1790-1800.
Box 5B Folder 36
"Memorial to the Senate and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" from the PAS, 1813.
Box 5B Folder 37
Various drafts of speeches and addresses by Edwin Atlee, undated.
Box 5B Folder 38
"At a meeting of the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery and Improving the Condition of the African Race, held on the 13th day of April, 1820, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted", 1820 April 13.
Box 5B Folder 39
Lists of girls in the black school under the care of the committee of education of the Abolition Society, 1790-1800.
Box 5B Folder 40
Board of education lists of various schools, teachers and pupils, 1835, 1839-1840, undated.
Box 5B Folder 41
Board of education: Lombard Street Infant School roll book, 1849-1850.
Volume AmS .172
Board of education: Lombard Street Infant School roll book, 1843-1850.
Volume AmS .173
Board of education: Clarkson School roll book for girls, 1820-1823.
Volume AmS .181
Board of education: Clarkson School entrance book for girls school, 1828-1838.
Volume AmS .183
Board of education: Clarkson School roll book, 1831-1838.
Volume AmS .184
Board of education: Clarkson School roll book, 1834-1835.
Volume AmS .335
Board of education: Clarkson School roll book, 1836-1837.
Volume AmS .57
Board of education: writing samples of black pupils, 1792-1795.
Box 6 Folder 1
Board of education: writing samples of black pupils, 1795-1798.
Box 6 Folder 2
Board of education: writing samples of black pupils, undated.
Box 6 Folder 3
Board of education: contract and agreement of teachers with the board, 1814, 1818.
Box 6 Folder 4
Board of education: miscellaneous reports and notes, 1803, 1834, 1838, 1858, undated.
Box 6 Folder 5
Clarkson Institute of Pennsylvania minute book, 1829-1833.
Volume AmS .331
Clarkson Institute of Pennsylvania board of managers minutes and reports to the general meeting, 1830, 1834-1838.
Box 6 Folder 6
Clarkson Institute of Pennsylvania minute book, 1830-1836.
Volume AmS .3312
Clarkson Institute of Pennsylvania treasurer's accounts, 1830-1838.
Volume AmS .338
Clarkson Institute of Pennsylvania constitutions [AmS .33], 1832.
Box 6 Folder 7
Clarkson Institute of Pennsylvania membership lists, 1834-1835.
Box 6 Folder 8
Clarkson Institute of Pennsylvania correspondence, incoming, 1834-1838.
Box 6 Folder 9
Clarkson Institute of Pennsylvania financial records, accounts and reports, 1834-1838.
Box 6 Folder 10
Clarkson Institute of Pennsylvania minute book, 1834-1838.
Volume AmS .3311
Clarkson Institute of Pennsylvania general meeting reports, 1835-1839.
Box 6 Folder 11
Clarkson Institute of Pennsylvania board of manager minute book, 1836-1838.
Volume AmS .3313
Clarkson Institute of Pennsylvania correspondence, outgoing, 1837.
Box 6 Folder 12
Clarkson Institute of Pennsylvania report of the committee on the history of the association, 1837.
Box 6 Folder 13
Board of Education Clarkson School "list of pupils whose quarters on account on or before the 1st of 4th month 1839, not paid at this time", 1839.
Box 6 Folder 14
Clarkson Evening School Association roll, Clarkson Evening School Association roll book [AmS .332], 1857-1858, 1858.
Box 6 Folder 15
Clarkson Evening School Association reports from Aurelia M. West, principal, 1859-1860.
Box 6 Folder 16
Clarkson Evening School Association treasurer accounts, 1860.
Box 6 Folder 17
Clarkson Educational Association minutes [AmS .334], 1861-1862.
Box 6 Folder 18
Clarkson Educational Association treasurer accounts and a bill, 1861-1862, 1862.
Box 6 Folder 19
Clarkson Educational Association correspondence, incoming, 1861-1862, undated.
Box 6 Folder 20
Clarkson Educational Association reports from teachers and committees, 1861, 1862, undated.
Box 6 Folder 21
Drafts/drawings of Clarkson Hall, undated.
Box 6 Folder 22
"Committee to visit the Colored People" census facts collected by Benjamin C. Bacon and Charles Gardner [4 volumes], 1838.
Volume AmS .133
"Committee to visit the Colored People" analysis of census facts collected by Benjamin C. Bacon and Charles Gardner [AmS .134], 1838.
Box 6 Folder 23
Facts on beneficial societies, 1823-1838.
Volume AmS .135
"Facts on beneficial societies and schools for negroes", 1838.
Volume AmS .136
Statistics on black crime in Philadelphia, compiled by Wm. Mullen, prison agent (1835-1858), 1859.
Box 6 Folder 24
Board of education: Education and employment statistics of the colored people of Philadelphia [2 volumes], 1856.
Volume AmS .16
Committee on employment: Freedmen's Employment Agency books, 1862-1865.
Volume AmS .138
Committee on employment: Freedmen's Employment Agency notations on freedmen placed in jobs, their employers, and incurred expenses, 1862-1864.
Box 7 Folder 1
Committee on employment: Freedmen's Employment Agency circular and receipt, 1865.
Box 7 Folder 2
Committee on employment: Freedmen's Employment Agency register, 1867.
Volume AmS .57
Contract between the PAS and John Oliver for a room in Clarkson Hall to be used as an employment office for colored persons of both sexes, 1863.
Box 7 Folder 3
Resolution pertaining to the free transportation of freedom to Philadelphia, and the establishment of a "home-preserve", undated.
Box 7 Folder 4
Subscription book for a directory of black mechanics residing in Philadelphia and the Liberties, 1839.
Box 7 Folder 5
Miscellaneous papers [see appendix B, part 2 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1767-1768, 1774, 1776, 1779, 1784, 1787-1792, 1794, 1800-1804, 1808, 1818, 1823, 1825, 1854.
Box 7 Folder 6
Assorted materials [see appendix B, part 3 of microfilm guide for item inventory], undated.
Box 7 Folder 7
American Convention for promoting...the Condition of the African Race minute book, 1794-1804.
Volume AmS .2
American Convention for promoting...the Condition of the African Race acting committee minute book, 1804-1827.
Volume AmS .205
American Convention for promoting...the Condition of the African Race minute book, 1805-1809.
Volume AmS .201
American Convention for promoting...the Condition of the African Race acting committee minute book, 1827-1837.
Volume AmS .206
American Convention of 1794: Minutes and committee reports, 1794 January 1-7.
Box 8A Folder 1
American Convention of 1795: Minutes and committee reports, 1795 January 7-14.
Box 8A Folder 2
American Convention of 1794: Credentials of delegates, 1794.
Box 8A Folder 3
American Convention of 1795: Roll list of delegates to convention, 1795.
Box 8A Folder 4
American Convention of 1795: "History of the New York Manumission Society", 1794.
Box 8A Folder 5
American Convention of 1795: "List of the officers of the manumission society of New York", 1795 November.
Box 8A Folder 6
American Convention of 1795: Credentials of delegates, 1795.
Box 8A Folder 7
American Convention of 1796: Minutes and committee reports, 1796 January 1-7.
Box 8A Folder 8
American Convention of 1796: Roll list of delegates to convention, 1796.
Box 8A Folder 9
American Convention of 1796: Reports of the Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia abolition societies to the convention, 1796 January.
Box 8A Folder 10
American Convention of 1796: "Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia concerning slaves, free negroes, and mulattos---passed in the years 1795 and 1796---", 1796.
Box 8A Folder 11
American Convention of 1796: "Extract from the New York Manumission Society's constitution relating to education", 1796.
Box 8A Folder 12
American Convention of 1796: "Copy of a petition from the 'Alexandria Society for the relief and protection of persons illegally held in bondage' to the General Assemby of Virginia", 1795.
Box 8A Folder 13
American Convention of 1796: Credentials of delegates, 1796.
Box 8A Folder 14
American Convention of 1797: Minutes and committee reports, 1797 May 3-9.
Box 8A Folder 15
American Convention of 1797: Roll list of delegates to convention, 1797.
Box 8A Folder 16
American Convention of 1797: "Report from the Maryland Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and etc.", 1797.
Box 8A Folder 17
American Convention of 1797: "Report from the New York Society promoting the manumission of slave & etc., made to the convention of delegates from the abolition societies to be held at Philadelphia, the third of May 1797", 1797.
Volume AmS .228
American Convention of 1797: "Report from the Virginia Abolition Society, with a list of officers and members", 1797.
Box 8A Folder 18
American Convention of 1797: "A table showing the recommendations and requisitions of the convention of 1796 and of former conventions, and how far they have hitherto been complied with by each society", 1797.
Box 8A Folder 19
American Convention of 1797: "Opinion of William Rawle on the fourth section of the report of the committee of arrangement", 1797.
Box 8A Folder 20
American Convention of 1797: Credentials of delegates, 1797.
Box 8A Folder 21
American Convention of 1798: Minutes and committee reports, 1798 June 1-6.
Box 8A Folder 22
American Convention of 1798: "Reports of the New Jersey Abolition Society", 1798 June.
Box 8A Folder 23
American Convention of 1798: "Report of the Providence Abolition Society of the 'requisitions of the Convention of 1797'", 1798 May 21.
Box 8A Folder 24
American Convention of 1798: "Extract from the report of the New York Manumission Society respecting schools", 1798.
Box 8A Folder 25
American Convention of 1798: "Extracts and notes of the laws regarding slaves and fee blacks in Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia", circa 1798.
Box 8A Folder 26
American Convention of 1798: Credentials of delegates, 1798.
Box 8A Folder 27
American Convention of 1800: Minutes and committee reports, 1800 June 4-6.
Box 8A Folder 28
American Convention of 1800: Report of the New York Manumission Society to the Convention, 1800 May 20.
Box 8A Folder 29
American Convention of 1800: "List of the residences of congressmen", 1800.
Box 8A Folder 30
American Convention of 1800: Certificates of baptism for two mulatto children in the parish of St. Nicholas, Möle, France, 1799 February 21.
Box 8A Folder 31
American Convention of 1800: "Opinion of William Rawle in regard to Moses, a manumitted slave", 1799 November 2.
Box 8A Folder 32
American Convention of 1800: credentials of delegates, 1800.
Box 8A Folder 33
American Convention of 1801: Minutes and committee reports, 1801 June 3-6.
Box 8B Folder 1
American Convention of 1801: Reports from the Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania abolition societies, 1801 May 5-23.
Box 8B Folder 2
American Convention of 1801: "Draft of a Constitution for the Convention", 1801.
Box 8B Folder 3
American Convention of 1801: Abstract and complete copy of "The Legislation of New York passed April 8, 1801 respecting slaves", 1801.
Box 8B Folder 4
American Convention of 1801: "An account on the state of negroes in east Jersey", undated.
Box 8B Folder 5
American Convention of 1801: Credentials of delegates, 1801.
Box 8B Folder 6
American Convention of 1801: Passport given under the hand of Toussaint L'Ouveture to Mlle. Félicité bound for Philadelphia, 1800 May 5.
Box 8B Folder 7
American Convention of 1801: Legal opinions of William Lewis, William Rawle, and Joseph Hopkinson on the proper procedure for registering slaves, 1801 August 21.
Box 8B Folder 8
American Convention of 1801: "John Hoskin's certificate on behalf of William and Dido Bowen", circa 1801.
Box 8B Folder 9
American Convention of 1801: Contract for rooms in Gray's Alley between American Convention and Ann Hill, 1801August 3.
Box 8B Folder 10
American Convention of 1801: List of books and papers in the possession of the Convention, 1794-1801.
Box 8B Folder 11
American Convention of 1803: Minutes and committee reports, 1803 January 10-14.
Box 8B Folder 12
American Convention of 1803: Reports from the Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania Abolition Societies, 1803.
Box 8B Folder 13
American Convention of 1803: "List of books and papers belonging to the American Convention…", 1803.
Box 8B Folder 14
American Convention of 1803: Bills of sale to Jeremiah Chambers and John Chance, each purchasing half interest in the sloop Martin, 1802.
Box 8B Folder 15
American Convention of 1804: Minutes and committee reports, 1804 January 9-13.
Box 8B Folder 16
American convention of 1804: Bill of sale to Thomas Harrison and Isaac T. Hopper for the sloop Rebecca, 1804 February 1.
Box 8B Folder 17
American Convention of 1804: "Deposition of Jane Field---about her son Peter---with Thomas Ogle---the coachmaker", 1804 October 30.
Box 8B Folder 18
American Convention of 1805: Minutes and committee reports, 1805 January 14-17.
Box 8B Folder 19
American onvention of 1805: Reports from the Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania abolition societies, 1805.
Box 8B Folder 20
American Convention of 1805: Contractual agreement involving a debt owed Samuel Messen by George Harding, 1804 August 28.
Box 8B Folder 21
American Convention of 1805: Case of Jean Baptiste Lapointe vs. Marie Louise, or Marinette, and her daughter Melanie, 1805 March 30.
Box 8B Folder 22
American Convention of 1809: Minutes, 1809 January 9-12.
Box 8B Folder 23
American Convention of 1809: Reports from the Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Abolition Societies, 1809.
Box 8B Folder 24
American Convention of 1809: "Resolve of the House of Representatives of the U.S.", 1809 February 18.
Box 8B Folder 25
American Convention of 1809: "Account of a wonderful talent for arithmetical calculations in and African slave living in Virginia by Benjamin Rush, MD", undated.
Box 8B Folder 26
American convention of 1809: "Case of John Dowers, negro", 1809 December.
Box 8B Folder 27
American Convention of 1809: "Cases in admiralty, slave ships", 1808 August.
Box 8B Folder 28
American convention of 1809: List of various slaves purchased in the vicinity of Bloomingdal "near New York", 1809.
Box 8B Folder 29
American Convention of 1809: Court summons for Henry Steward and Rudolph Boy; and Thomas Harrison, 1796, 1808.
Box 8B Folder 30
American Convention of 1812: Minutes and committee reports, 1812 January 13-16.
Box 8B Folder 31
American Convention of 1812: Report from the New York Manumission Society, 1812 January 3.
Box 8B Folder 32
American Convention of 1812: "An act supplementary to and act entitled 'An Act Respecting Slaves' passed at Trenton, New Jersey", 1812 February 1.
Box 8B Folder 33
American Convention of 1812: "Affidavit of Catherine Richardson", 1811 May 27.
Box 8B Folder 34
American convention of 1812: "Robert Vaux's notification of the meeting of the Convention of 1812", 1811 October 3.
Box 8B Folder 35
American Convention of 1815: Minutes, 1815 January 9.
Box 8B Folder 36
American Convention of 1815: Report from the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, 1815.
Box 8B Folder 37
American Convention of 1825: Minutes and committee reports, 1825 October 4-8.
Box 8B Folder 38
American Convention of 1825: Resolutions of the convention, 1825.
Box 8B Folder 39
American Convention of 1826: Minutes and committee reports, 1826 October 25-28.
Box 8B Folder 40
American Convention of 1826: Reports from the Manumission and Emigration Society of Loudon County, Virginia; the New York Manumission Society; and the Western Pennsylvania Abolition Society, 1826.
Box 8B Folder 41
American Convention of 1826: Credentials of delegates (New York), 1826.
Box 8B Folder 42
American Convention of 1826: Papers relating to the case of Nicholas Young, 1825 December 31.
Box 8B Folder 43
American Convention of 1826: Extract from the will of Dr. Sluyter Bouchell of North Carolina; and a certified copy of the will of Thomas Buckmaster of Kent County, Delaware, 1796 May 14, 1826.
Box 8B Folder 44
American Convention of 1826: Memorandum of a debt owed John Brown by Frederick Harris, "a man of colour", 1826 July 20.
Box 8B Folder 45
American Convention of 1827: Minutes, 1827 October 2-6.
Box 9A Folder 1
American Convention of 1827: Committee reports, 1827.
Box 9A Folder 2
American Convention of 1827: Reports from the Delaware Free Labor Society; the Maryland Anti-Slavery Convention; the New York Manumission Society; the Pennsylvania Abolition Society; and the Salem (Ohio) Abolition and Colonization Society, 1827.
Box 9A Folder 3
American Convention: Report from the Delaware Abolition Society, 1827 September 19.
Box 9A Folder 4
American Convention of 1827: Constitution of the Free Produce Society of Pennsylvania, circa 1827.
Box 9A Folder 5
American Convention of 1827: "Copy of a circular addressed to a member of 29 societies and mailed at Philadelphia", 1827 August 11.
Box 9A Folder 6
American Convention of 1827: Credentials of delegates (Virginia Convention), 1827.
Box 9A Folder 7
American Convention of 1828: Minutes, November, 1828 November 3-6.
Box 9A Folder 8
American Convention of 1828: Reports from the Maryland Anti-Slavery Convention; the Manumission Society of Tennessee; and the Virginia Convention for the Abolition of Slavery, 1828.
Box 9A Folder 9
American Convention of 1828: Report from the Manumission Society of North Carolina, circa 1828.
Box 9A Folder 10
American Convention of 1828: Credentials of delegates, 1828.
Box 9A Folder 11
American Convention of 1829: Minutes and committee reports, 1829.
Box 9A Folder 12
American Convention of 1836: Resolutions and committee reports, 1836.
Box 9A Folder 13
American Convention: Correspondence, incoming [see Appendix B, part 4 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1797-1798, 1800, 1804, 1812, 1819, 1825.
Box 9A Folder 14
American Convention: Correspondence, incoming [see Appendix B, part 4 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1826.
Box 9A Folder 15
American Convention: Correspondence, incoming [see Appendix B, part 4 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1827.
Box 9A Folder 16
American Convention: Correspondence, incoming [see Appendix B, part 4 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1828-1829, 1832-1833, 1836.
Box 9A Folder 17
American Convention: Correspondence, outgoing [see Appendix B, part 5 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1797.
Box 9A Folder 18
American Convention: Correspondence, outgoing [see Appendix B, part 5 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1825-1829, 1833, 1835-1836.
Box 9A Folder 19
American convention treasurer: financial papers, 1797, 1806, 1827-1828, undated.
Box 9A Folder 20
American convention: "accounts of Jonas Preston, treasurer of the American Convention of Abolition Societies", 1820-1834.
Box 9A Folder 21
American convention: acting committee minutes, 1826, 1828.
Box 9B Folder 1
American convention: acting committee resolutions, Undated.
Box 9B Folder 2
American convention: acting committee notes and reports, 1804, 1817, 1825, 1834.
Box 9B Folder 3
American convention: acting committee treasurer's reports on expenses, 1834, undated.
Box 9B Folder 4
American convention: acting committee treasurer: bills, 1810-1833.
Box 9B Folder 5
American convention: acting committee treasurer: bills, 1810-1833.
Box 9B Folder 6
American convention: acting committee treasurer: bills, 1810-1833.
Box 9B Folder 7
American convention: acting committee treasurer: bills, 1810-1833.
Box 9B Folder 8
American convention: acting committee: list of members, Undated.
Box 9B Folder 9
American convention: lists of societies and delegates, 1829, undated.
Box 9B Folder 10
American convention: acting committee: "Rules for the Government of the Acting Committee", Undated.
Box 9B Folder 11
American Convention: Miscellaneous addresses, memorials, and related materials [see Appendix B, part 6 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1794-1795.
Box 9B Folder 12
American Convention: Miscellaneous addresses, memorials, and related materials [see Appendix B, part 6 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1796.
Box 9B Folder 13
American Convention: Miscellaneous addresses, memorials, and related materials [see Appendix B, part 6 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1797-1798.
Box 9B Folder 14
American Convention: Miscellaneous addresses, memorials, and related materials [see Appendix B, part 6 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1800-1801.
Box 9B Folder 15
American Convention: Miscellaneous addresses, memorials, and related materials [see Appendix B, part 6 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1804-1813.
Box 9B Folder 16
American Convention: Miscellaneous addresses, memorials, and related materials [see Appendix B, part 6 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1826-1832.
Box 9B Folder 17
American Convention: Miscellaneous addresses, memorials, and related materials [see Appendix B, part 6 of microfilm guide for item inventory], Undated.
Box 9B Folder 18
American convention: broadsides and printed materials, 1797-1804.
Box 10A Folder 1
American convention: broadsides and printed materials, 1806-1828.
Box 10A Folder 2
American convention essay: "essay on slavery " by George Brown, Undated.
Box 10A Folder 3
American convention essay: "slavery and slaveholders: the natural effects of slavery on the slaveholders" by Virginius (George Browne), Undated.
Box 10A Folder 4
American convention essay and address to the citizens of the United States, author unknown, Undated.
Box 10A Folder 5
American convention notes on admiralty court cases, 1812.
Box 10A Folder 6
American convention: affidavit of William G. Lucas sworn before Daniel Raymond, Baltmore, 1830.
Box 10A Folder 7
American convention: slave narrative, author unknown, Undated.
Box 10A Folder 8
American Convention: Assorted materials [see appendix B, part 7 of microfilm guide for item inventory], undated.
Box 10A Folder 9
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society minute book, 1833-1838.
Volume AmS .25
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society minutes, 1833-1870.
Box 10B Folder 1
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society board of managers minutes, 1833-1841.
Box 10B Folder 2
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society correspondence, incoming [see appendix B, part 8 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1834.
Box 11A Folder 1
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society broadsides: "Festival of the friends of freedom", 1867.
Box 11A Folder 2
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society correspondence, incoming [see appendix B, part 8 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1835.
Box 11A Folder 3
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society correspondence, incoming [see appendix B, part 8 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1836.
Box 11A Folder 4
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society incoming correspondence [see appendix B, part 8 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1837.
Box 11A Folder 5
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society: Letter, Juliana A. Tappen to Mary Grew, 1837 June 22.
Oversize Flat file 3
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society correspondence, incoming [see appendix B, part 8 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1838.
Box 11A Folder 6
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society correspondence, incoming [see appendix B, part 8 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1839-1841.
Box 11A Folder 7
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society correspondence, incoming [see appendix B, part 8 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1842-1846.
Box 11A Folder 8
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society correspondence, incoming [see appendix B, part 8 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1847, 1849.
Box 11A Folder 9
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society correspondence, incoming [see appendix B, part 8 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1850-1853.
Box 11A Folder 10
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society correspondence, outgoing [see appendix B, part 8 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1849.
Box 11A Folder 11
Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society letter with a listing of the "names of persons to whom petitions have been sent." John Whittien (New York) to Mary Grew (Philadelphia), 1837.
Box 11A Folder 12
Young Men's Anti-Slavery Society committee reports, 1836-1837.
Box 11B Folder 1
Young Men's Anti-Slavery Society correspondence, incoming [see appendix B, part 9 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1834, 1836-1837, undated.
Box 11B Folder 2
Young Men's Anti-Slavery Society treasurer: financial records, 1835-1838.
Box 11B Folder 3
Young Men's Anti-Slavery Society of Philadelphia minutes, and a printed declaration, 1846.
Box 11B Folder 4
South Mulberry Ward (Philadelphia) Anti-Slavery Society minutes, 1837.
Box 11B Folder 5
Bache Institute accounts, Undated.
Box 11B Folder 6
Society of Friends, Philadelphia yearly meeting committee on requited labor correspondence, incoming [see appendix B, part 10 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1838 July-August.
Box 11B Folder 7
"An address on the duty of abstaining from slave produce" by Lewis C. Gunn, 1838.
Box 11B Folder 8
American Free Produce Association correspondence, incoming [see appendix B, part 11 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1838-1840.
Box 11B Folder 9
American Free Produce Association list of the association's officers, and a portion of a speech, Undated.
Box 11B Folder 10
Friends, Society of Philadelphia yearly meeting committee on requited labor minutes and report, 1839.
Box 11B Folder 11
Young Men's Anti-Slavery Society membership list, Undated.
Box 11B Folder 12
American Free Produce Association correspondence, incoming [see appendix B, part 11 of microfilm guide for item inventory], 1838-1840.
Box 11B Folder 13
American Free Produce Association subscription circulars, 1839.
Box 11B Folder 14
American Free Produce Association resolutions, Undated.
Box 11B Folder 15
Address from the Philadelphia Anti-Slavery Society to the American Anti-Slavery Society, Undated.
Box 11B Folder 16
Young Men's Anti-Slavery Society "Constitution, by-laws, and list of officers of the Young Men's Anti-Slavery Society of the city and county of Philadelphia. Instituted April, 1835.", 1835.
Box 11B Folder 17
Friends, Society of Philadelphia yearly meeting committee on required labor minutes, 1839.
Box 11B Folder 18
Friends, Society of Philadelphia yearly meeting committee on required labor minutes, 1837-1839.
Box 11B Folder 19
Journal C of Station Number 2 of the Underground Railroad (Philadelphia, agent William Still) and Vigilance Committee of Philadelphia accounts.
Volume AmS .232
13th Ward Republican Club of Philadelphia, constitution and minutes.
Volume AmS .27
13th Ward Republican Club of Phildelphia, minutes, 1856-1859, 1856-1859.
Volume AmS .271
Laing School of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Assorted deeds, 1832, 1866, 1869, 1874, 1876, 1881-1882, 1886, 1890, 1892, 1894, 1897-1900.
Box 12B Folder 1
Laing School of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Assorted deeds [photocopies], undated.
Box 12B Folder 2
Laing School of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Monthly teacher's report froms for state of South Carolina, 1890-1891.
Box 12B Folder 3
Laing School of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Visitor and post office forms, 1879-1899, 1911, undated.
Box 12B Folder 4
Laing School of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Building specifications, undated.
Box 12B Folder 5
Laing School of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Teacher M. Antoinette O'Neil partial resumé, 1913 December 19.
Box 12B Folder 6
Laing School of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Teacher and pupil background notes, teacher lesson plans and salaries, undated.
Box 12B Folder 7
Laing School of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Fire insurance policies, 1885-1886, 1911.
Box 12B Folder 8
Laing School of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Assorted legal documents, receipts, photograph and negatives of school building, 1885, 1888, 1898, 1913.
Box 12B Folder 9
Laing School of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Assorted photographs of teachers and students, 1913.
Box 12B Folder 10
Laing School of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Lee Royal D.S., abstract regarding plot of land in "Greenwich Commons" in Mount Pleasant, SC, 1919.
Box 12B Folder 11
Laing School of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Assorted letters from the Commissioner of Internal Revenue regarding tax status of school, 1926, 1928, 1942.
Box 12B Folder 12
Laing School of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Newspaper clippings and calling card for Frank L. Neall signed by Henry W. Wilbur, 1913.
Box 12B Folder 13
Laing School of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Last will and testament of Jonathan D. Nixon, 1926, 1929.
Box 12B Folder 14
Laing School of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Assorted correspondence and photograph of teacher with students, 1954, 1979-1986.
Box 12B Folder 15
Laing School of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina: Assorted correspondence, color slides, school newspaper, and map of school, 1979-1981.
Box 12B Folder 16
Cover sheet for an address of the committee for improving the condition of the free blacks, 1791.
Box 12B Folder 17
Certificate of employment for Issac Tittit from Eaum Newby,, 1795.
Box 12B Folder 18
13th Ward Republican Club of Philadelphia resolution on the people's convention of 1859 [removed from AmS .271], 1859.
Box 12B Folder 19
William Still, Charles Wise, Passmore Williamson: A.L.S to unknown correspondent, soliciting funds to support escaped slaves, 1854 August 30.
Box 12B Folder 20
Republican association, 13th ward printed constitution [removed from AmS .27], 1856.
Box 12B Folder 21
Charter amendment and drafts, 1900.
Box 12B Folder 22
Address to __________ from the American Convention, undated.
Box 12B Folder 23
Assorted press releases and clippings, 1987.
Box 12B Folder 24
Assorted correspondence, pamphlets and brochures, grant application, curriculum vitae, and studio photograph of unidentified African-American man, undated.
Box 12B Folder 25
Schussheim study "Negroes of Early Philadelphia: Roots of Today's Struggle" by Hanna L. Schussheim under the direction of Dr. Ira Reid, 1968.
Box 12B Folder 26
Allone Doll Company: Assorted photographs, 1926, 1928.
Box 12B Folder 27
Assorted award certificates, 1975-1976.
Oversize Flat file 6
Report from the New York Society…made to delegates of abolitions societies, 1797.
Volume AmS .228
Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society Executive Committee Minutes, 1856-1870.
Volume AmS .231
Junior Anti-Slavery Society of Philadelphia minute book, 1836-1846.
Volume AmS .245
Abolition Society of Delaware minute book, 1801-1819.
Volume AmS .421
Photocopies of manuscript collection [AmS .02], undated.
Box 28-35 Box 24-27
Historical Memoir of the PAS by Edward Needles, 1848.
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