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Resource Date: 1832

Number: 41

Record Office: Wisbech and Fenland Museum

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Description:
Anti-slavery election Campaign poster 1832. The abolitionists realised the importance of electoral reform, as well as ensuring that those sympathetic to their cause were elected, and members of the pro-slavery lobby were reduced in the House of Commons. 

Poster to the Electors of Cambridgshire

Transcript:

SECOND EDITION

"May not a man do what he likes with his own" 

Electors of Cambridgeshire!

Captain Yorke in his speech at Wisbech on Saturday last, asserted that the West India Planters have the same right of property in their slaves as the farmers of Cambridgeshire have in their ploughs and wagons.

Contrast this assertion with the noble and generous sentiments, contained in the following extract from a speech made by Lord Chancellor Brougham on the 13th of July, 1830: -

 "Tell me not of rights - talk not of the property of the Planter in his Slaves. I deny the right - I acknowledge not the property.  The principals, the feelings of our common nature rise in rebellion against it. Be the appeal made to the...
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