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An Address to Free Colored Americans


AN ADDRESSTOFREE
COLORED AMERICANS.
ISSUED BY AN ANTI-SLAVERY CONVENTION OF
AMERICAN WOMEN,
Held in the City of New-York, by adjournments from 9th to 12th
May, 1837.
NEW-YORK:
PRINTED BY WILLIAM S. DORR,
123 FULTON STREET.
1837.
AN ADDRESSTOFREE COLORED
AMERICANS.
Beloved Brethren and Sisters—
The sympathy we feel for our oppressed fellow-citizens who are
enslaved in these United States, has called us together, to devise by
mutual conference the best means for bringing our guilty country
to a sense of her transgressions; and to implore the God of the
oppressed to guide and bless our labors on behalf of our
"countrymen in chains."
All of us have some idea what slavery is: we have formed some
faint conceptions of the horrors of a system based on irresponsible
power, violence, and injustice; but to know what slavery is, we
must see it worked out in practice—we must see the heart-strings
severed one by one, and witness all the refinement of cruelty which
is exercised on the body, soul, and mind of the enslaved. "Let any
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