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Anti-Slavery Movement

Milestones Vol 26. No. 1

Petition signed by several hundred names of prominent citizens printed in Beaver Argus, July 25, 1855;

"Believing that the recent and continued aggressions of slavery have rendered necessary the disbandment of all existing political organizations, and a close and intimate union of those who think resistance to each and every aggression of slavery paramount to every other political issue, we earnestly invite all who are in favor of freedom and free labor, and of the restoration of freedom to the territories of Kansas and Nebraska, to engage in such measures as will accomplish the purpose sought."