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  Report, New England Emigrant Aid Company Texan Committee
Author: Cabot, Samuel ; New England Emigrant Aid Company Texan Committee
Date: March 8, 1860

S[amuel] Cabot submitted a report of the Texan Committee to the New England Emigrant Aid Company Executive Committee. The committee recommended that the Company take action to settle portions of Texas northwest of San Antonio with antislavery advocates as part of the effort to halt the westward advance of slavery. Cabot expressed the committee's view that the only peaceful solution to the slavery issue required demonstrating to slaveholders the superiority of free labor over slave labor; the committee believed West Texas a logical place for this demonstration to occur.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: New England Emigrant Aid Company Collection, #624, Box 2, Folder 5
Item Number: 101529              Number of images: 9
Keywords: Antislavery movements; Antislavery perspective; Cabot, Samuel; Emigrant aid companies; New England Emigrant Aid Company; New England Emigrant Aid Company Texan Committee; Settlement; Texas
 
 

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