Albany: Printed by Websters and Skinners, 1829. First edition. Unbound pamphlet, stitched as issued, 6 x 9.13 inches, untrimmed, 24 pages. Some wear to the untrimmed edges; long closed tear to one leaf from the upper edge (no loss); some light soiling and a few small stains; a very good copy. Item #19216
"When therefore the fetters, whether gradually or suddenly, shall be stricken off, and stricken off they will be, from those accumulating millions yet to be born in bondage, it is evident that this land, unless some outlet be provided, will be flooded with a population as useless as it will be wretched. . . . Whether bond or free, their presence will be for ever a calamity." The organizational proceedings of the first iteration of the New-York State Colonization Society, intended to help the national organization settle free blacks in Africa. Lib. Co. Afro-Americana 7116; American Imprints 39836.