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    [Anti-Slavery]. William I. Bowditch. Slavery and the Constitution. Boston: Robert F. Wallcut, 1849. First edition. Octavo. [iv], 1-156 pages. In the original publisher's green printed wrappers. Spine chipped, wrappers nearly detached, wrappers soiled and foxed, with some edgewear. Some occasional foxing, edgewear in text. A very good copy of this rare and fragile item. Bowditch argues that, although the Constitution allows for slavery, pro-slavery laws are invalid due to their immorality. As a prominent member of the Underground Railroad, he would shelter escaped slaves in his home in Massachusetts (including, famously, Ellen and William Craft, who posed as a white man and his servant), as well as other "outlaws," such as the son of abolitionist John Brown, who went into hiding after his father's execution. Sabin 7010.

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