Item #28216 Letter on Colonization Addressed to the Rev. Thornton J. Mills, Corresponding Secretary of the Kentucky Colonization Society. Abolition, James G. Birney.

Letter on Colonization Addressed to the Rev. Thornton J. Mills, Corresponding Secretary of the Kentucky Colonization Society

New York: Office of the Anti-Slavery Reporter, 1834. Very Good. Item #28216

New York: Office of the Anti-Slavery Reporter, 1834. First Edition. 12mo. 46 pp.; wraps, removed. Light soiling and rubbing to wraps. Binding sound and pages unmarked. Very Good.

James Birney was a prominent Kentucky planter and slave owner who gradually grew enamored first of the concept of colonization. Birney's view evolved and, with the publication of this pamphlet, he freed his remaining slaves and became a staunch abolitionist. Birney made Cincinnati his base and published his anti-slavery newspaper, The Philanthropist, until a mob destroyed his press in 1836. He died in 1857 surrounded by his abolitionist friends, Theodore Weld, Angelina Grimke Weld, and Sarah Grimke. Scarce in retail.

[Sabin 5577].

Price: $500.00