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- This issue on the topic of slavery includes: a letter to the Branches of the Manumission Society of Tennessee, an Address delivered at a meeting of the Knoxville Branch of the aforementioned; Article 3. Sec. 26 from the Constitution of Missouri (extract taken from St. Louis Enquirer); extract from a letter to the Editor from a correspondent in Norfolk, Va. and other letters; on Emancipation-- opinion of two Knoxville Tenn. citizens, both professors of Religion ; a letter "To the Abolition and Manumission Society of the United States", signed by Richard Peters and Walter Sawyer on behalf and by order of the American Convention for promoting the abolition (Philadelphia, Aug. 8, 1817)., The University of Tennessee Libraries (Knoxville, Tennessee) is the digital publisher.
- First newsletter in the U.S. solely devoted to the abolition of slavery. This issue in particular condems slavery as a cruel and unethical practice, criticizes the current government policy and reports the latest news concerning slavery issues in the Americas including some confiscated slave ships that arrived at the West Indies from Sierra Leone., The University of Tennessee Libraries (Knoxville, Tennessee) is the digital publisher.
- Volume 1, Number 1. Describes the purpose of this periodical as advocating the abolition of slavery through reprinting abolitionist tracts, publishing the constitutions and proceedings of abolitionist societies, and printing correspondence on the subject of emancipation. Includes a brief history and partial constitution of the Manumission Society of Tennessee., The University of Tennessee Libraries (Knoxville, Tennessee) is the digital publisher.