Resource Date: 1792
Record Office: Suffolk Record Office
Record Office Location Number: R326
An address intended to have been delivered at a meeting of the inhabitants of Ipswich, on Friday, February 17th, for the purpose of Considering the Propriety of Petitioning Parliament for an Abolition of the Slave Trade. By R. Hamilton, MD etc. Printed by G. Jermyn, Bookseller, MDCCXCII .
The address was to inform about the slave trade, but the meeting was not well attended due to the badness of the weather and the address was not delivered. When the Petition came to be signed, many abstained saying they did not rightly understand the business. To supply the defect, the address was printed immediately, so that it could be read by the town while the Petition lay in the Hall for signatures.
The document also contains, in the appendix, a copy of an advertisement by James Wright of Haverhill, grocer in the General Evening Post, 6th March 1792, saying he will no longer sell slave produced sugar.