Resource Date: 1825
Record Office: St John's College Library, Cambridge
Record Office Location Number: Folder 3 Doc 59
Substance of a Speech delivered by Thomas Clarkson at a Public Meeting of the Inhabitants of Ipswich & its vicinity, held at the Town Hall on 13 Dec 1825.
Notes: The speech outlines the conditions for slaves on the plantations, the lack of implementation of measures to improve conditions and the resolution to support the end of slavery in the British Empire. It gives an overview of what had been done by 1825, in Clarkson's own words. It shows Clarkson's use of language when speaking publicly, his accessibility, persuasiveness, use of evidence, argument, tailoring content for particular audiences, etc.