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Blackington, Alton H.

Captain Clark, whaler

New Bedford (Mass.) - Clark wearing apron, seated with rope and harpoon.

Alton H. Blackington Collection

1820 Aug. 13

Shearman, Abraham, 1777-1847

Letter from Abraham Shearman to Thomas Howland

New Bedford (Mass.) - Youth of today seem easily pulled away from dependence on the truth. Regarding disapproval of the pamphlet by David B. Slack.

Howland Family Papers

1820 Nov. 12

Shearman, Abraham, 1777-1847

Letter from Abraham Shearman to Thomas Howland

New Bedford (Mass.) - Vacation on Cape Cod and other matters. Glad Howland concurs on Slack's pamphlet: "It appears to me to be one great fault of some of the present day, to expect too much from the immediate operation of the divine principle in the mind of man..."

Howland Family Papers

1825

Coleman, Elihu

A testimony against that anti-Christian practice of making slaves of men : wherein it is shewed to be contrary to the dispensation of the law and time of the Gospel and very opposite both to grace and nature

New Bedford (Mass.) - Reprint (dated June 1825) of 1733 tract by Nantucket Quaker and antislavery pioneer; considered to be the first published antislavery work by a New England Friend.

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends Records

1836 Nov. 27

Shearman, Abraham, 1777-1847

Letter from Abraham Shearman to Thomas Howland

New Bedford (Mass.) - Remarks on slavery: he feels that the time may come soon when the Society will have to appear again before the public "as friends and advocates of the oppressed African race, and at the same time, declaring our belief of the utter inconsistency of Slavery with the benign precepts and spirit of the Christian religion." On how it should be done, he has not formed an opini... more

Howland Family Papers

1837 Apr. 2

Shearman, Abraham, 1777-1847

Letter from Abraham Shearman to Thomas Howland

New Bedford (Mass.) - Re: committee appointed by the Meeting for Sufferings on slavery and suggestions for improving the language in their charge.

Howland Family Papers

1837 Apr. 12

Shearman, Abraham, 1777-1847

Letter from Abraham Shearman to Thomas Howland

New Bedford (Mass.) - Clinical description of his depression. Further comments on the essay on slavery and water baptism (Elisha Bates); Quaker controversy.

Howland Family Papers

1839 Dec.

Shearman, Abraham, 1777-1847

Letter from Abraham Shearman to Thomas Howland

New Bedford (Mass.) - Lengthy discussion of the new paper, The Reformer, edited by Joseph S. Wall im Worcester.

Howland Family Papers