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Theodore Dwight Weld (1803-1895), a prominent abolitionist and editor of the American Anti-Slavery Society newspaper The Emancipator, received a threat from a member of Congress. This resulted in a resolution by the Worcester County (Massachusetts) North Division Anti-Slavery Society containing a reference to the killing of Elijah Parish Lovejoy (1802-1837) in Alton, Illinois, on November 7, 1837. It states that "slavery intends to shed all the blood it can before it dies." Enveloping in "Gilt-Edged Paper" implies that something is being made to look better than it actually is. The Gazette & Mercury was the newspaper in Greenfield, Massachusetts, from June 27, 1837 to July 13, 1841, when it changed its name to the Gazette & Courier.


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"Gilt Edged Paper" article tells of a death threat to the editor of The Emancipator in the Gazette and Mercury newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Gazette and Mercury
date   Feb 27, 1838
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   3.75"
width   4.25"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L05.103

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"Disgraceful" article about mob at Garrison Abolition Society's anniversary celebration from the Gazette and Courier newspaper

"Geo. Thompson in Springfield" article from the Boston Courier newspaper

"Deerfield" article on the death of David Starr Hoyt from the Gazette and Courier newspaper

"Slavery Notice" article from Gazette and Mercury newspaper

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