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Discourse Delivered at the African Meeting House, in Boston, July 14, 1808, in Grateful Celebration of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the Governments of the United States, Great Britain and Denmark

Morse, Jedidiah (1761-1826)

Museum of African American History, Boston & Nantucket

Museum of African American History, Boston & Nantucket

The abolition of the slave trade in 1808 was an occasion for celebration within Boston's black community and others. Jedidiah Morse was a white pastor from Charlestown, who was invited by the black community to take part in their celebration, which included a procession of over two hundred people to the African Meeting House, where this sermon was delivered. The African Society, an organization which had been established in 1796, organized a committee to see to the publication of Rev. Morse's sermon following the event.

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  • Title: Discourse Delivered at the African Meeting House, in Boston, July 14, 1808, in Grateful Celebration of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade by the Governments of the United States, Great Britain and Denmark
  • Creator: Morse, Jedidiah (1761-1826)
  • Date Created: 1808
  • Publisher: Lincoln & Edmands, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Rights: No known rights restrictions. Credit: Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket, 199
  • Medium: Pamphlet

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